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Grider Street man arrested for stealing purse at a business office

A 55-year-old Grider Street man was arrested about 1 p.m. Thursday and charged with stealing a woman’s purse at a business office in the first block of Kentucky Street.

Jeffrey Steward, who was stopped and held by office workers as he was walking out of the building before police arrived, was ultimately charged with felony counts of grand larceny in the fourth-degree and criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth-degree. The purse he stole in a computer room at the building contained only two credit cards, according to a police report.