An Albany man was charged with a felony Friday for allegedly stealing a purse from an office, city police said.
Daniel P. DeCenzo, 21, of Forest Avenue, Albany, was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, misdemeanor criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance outside its original container, police said.
Police said they were called to a medical office on Washington Street around 12:40 p.m. Friday for a report that a purse had been stolen.
DeCenzo had been seen in the office just prior to the theft.
A description was broadcast and DeCenzo was located nearby and taken into custody. The purse and contents were recovered.