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Wyandanch man charged in Amityville purse-snatching, cops say

Dashawn Hamilton, 28, of Wyandanch, was arrested Saturday,

Dashawn Hamilton, 28, of Wyandanch, was arrested Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, on grand larceny charges more than a month after he snatched a purse belonging to an 83-year-old woman, Suffolk police said. Credit: SCPD

A Wyandanch man has been arrested in connection with an August purse-snatching in Amityville, Suffolk County police said.

An 83-year-old Amityville woman was walking to the Long Island Rail Road station in the village about 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 9 when the incident occurred, police said.

The woman was approached by Dashawn Hamilton, 28, of East Booker Avenue, who grabbed her purse containing cash, credit and debit cards, a cellphone and other personal items, and then fled, police said.

Police said First Precinct Officers Edward Angelo and John Maloney found Hamilton near his home and arrested him at 10:52 p.m. Saturday in connection with the robbery.

Hamilton was charged with two counts of grand larceny and was scheduled to be arraigned Sunday in First District Court in Central Islip.

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