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Cops: Man steals acquaintance's purse

A Lindenhurst man was charged with robbery Friday after police said he gave a female acquaintance a ride home from the bank, then pushed her to the ground and stole her purse.

Irving Casillas, 38, and another man had driven the victim, 48, to the bank at 2 p.m. Thursday, and then drove her back to her East Nicholai Street home in Hicksville, Nassau County police said.

Once they arrived at the woman's house, Casillas pushed her to the ground and removed her purse before getting back in the vehicle and fleeing.

No injuries were reported. The police did not say whether they plan to charge the second man, whose name was not made public.

Casillas surrendered at about 9:50 a.m. Friday at the Second Squad, in Woodbury, where he was charged, police said. He faces arraignment Saturday in First District Court, Hempstead.

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