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East Delavan Avenue man arrested in June 22 mugging and robbery

A 29-year-old East Delavan Avenue man was arrested Monday on Bailey Avenue for his alleged role in the June 22 mugging and robbery of a woman in the 1300 block of East Delavan.

Ontario Eldridge, during questioning later at the Northeast District Police headquarters, was found to be carrying a quantity of alleged marijuana.

Eldridge remained in custody Tuesday night at the Erie County Holding Center awaiting further court proceedings on charges of second-degree robbery, third-degree grand larceny, fifth degree criminal possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of marijuana. He and a suspect still being sought allegedly punched a woman in the face and knocked her to the ground and stole her purse containing cash, a cell phone, credit and debit cards and keys.