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Police: White Plains Woman Steals Handbag Then Runs

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – A White Plains woman was arrested and charged with stealing a handbag worth $125 from Nordstrom in The Westchester mall, according to a police report.

Nicole Jones, 33, was charged with petit larceny, a misdemeanor, after police said she took a black Longchamp bag without paying for it at about 6 p.m. Aug. 22.

Store security told police that when they stopped Jones, she ran out of the store; security then chased her, causing her to throw the bag into a storm drain and continue running on Westchester Avenue, the report says.

Police responding to the reported shoplifting said they stopped her a short time later, and recovered the bag from the storm drain.

Jones was arrested and held for court.

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