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Shoplifter quickly arrested

NIAGARA FALLS -- A suspected shoplifter didn’t even get to enjoy the fruits of his labor Saturday.

Police said that Mathew{CQ} R. Peunic, 22, of Independence Avenue, stole a 20-ounce beer from the 7-Eleven store on Pine Avenue around 1:30 a.m., but tossed the bottle away as police pursued him a short distance away. Officers were able to recover the container, valued at $3.28, and return it to the store. Peunic was charged with petit larceny.