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Police: Donation jar thief arrested

— The Guilderland Police Department arrested an Albany teen for allegedly stealing a donation jar from Hannoush Jewelers in Crossgates Mall on March 25.

A store employee had called police reporting the donation jar missing and three suspects were caught on video surveillance entering the store, with one person taking the jar and then the tree leaving together. Police said a “lengthy investigation” determined Tyler Purvis-Mitchell, 19, of 2 Sard St. in Albany stole the jar.

Purvis-Mitchell was being held on unrelated charges at the Albany County jail. He was charged with petit larceny and arraigned in Guilderland Town Court. His bail was set at $2,500 and was transported back to jail.

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