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Johnstown parking lot ambush, purse theft alleged

Johnstown parking lot ambush, purse theft alleged

An Amsterdam woman was arrested for allegedly knocking down and robbing a woman Monday in a Johnstow
Johnstown parking lot ambush, purse theft alleged
Cara Dearaujo

An Amsterdam woman was arrested for allegedly knocking down and robbing a woman Monday in a Johnstown parking lot.

Johnstown police said in a news release that Cara R. Dearaujo, 30, of 6 Chestnut St., hid between parked cars outside the Price Chopper supermarket and ambushed the victim, grabbing her purse after knocking the unidentified woman to the ground.

State troopers later spotted Dearaujo driving on Route 5 in Fort Johnson and arrested her on charges of second-degree robbery, second-degree assault, grand larceny and petty larceny.

Dearaujo was turned over to city police to await arraignment. The victim was treated at the scene for minor head injuries.

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