ALBANY, N.Y. – A Pennsylvania man was arrested for allegedly stealing ten cents.
Albany police responded to the 300 block of South Pearl Street June 27 for a report of a robbery. The female victim said she was approached by a male subject who demanded money from her.
The victim said the man displayed a hypodermic needle and forcibly stole ten cents from her. He then fled the scene, according to police.
Bystanders came to the victim’s aid and followed the suspect to a nearby location. They alerted police to his whereabouts.
Charlie Phelps, 21, of Broomall, Pa., was taken into custody without incident. He was charged with Robbery in the First Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree.
Phelps was arraigned in Albany City Criminal Court and remanded to the Albany County Jail.
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