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Newfane man charged with stealing purse from Lockport Walmart

Ronnie W. Clines, 45, of Newfane. (State Police)

LOCKPORT - State police on Sunday charged a Newfane man with stealing a purse in Walmart on Transit Road.

Ronnie W. Clines Jr., 45, was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony, authorities said.

The victim told investigators she inadvertently left her purse in a shopping cart and it was gone when she returned to the cart. Store surveillance showed the suspect taking the purse and exiting the store, getting into a dark-colored Chevrolet Malibu before driving away, police said.

There was an iPhone in the purse, which was tracked to the area of Main Street and Ketchum Road in Newfane. Police found the suspect and his car at a nearby home, along with the purse, according to police.

Clines was arrested an issued an appearance ticket for Lockport Town Court.

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