Lyndhurst police nab man who stole his grandma’s purse & assaulted her: Auteri

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A Paterson man finds himself behind bars at the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack after he reportedly assaulted his own grandmother, a resident of Lyndhurst, and stole her purse with personal items, credit cards and cash inside it, Det. Lt. Vincent Auteri, the public-information officer of the Lyndhurst Police Department, said.

According to Auteri:

Joseph Ban, 29, was taken into custody in the early-morning hours of Sept. 30 after he was caught trying to make a cash withdrawal at an ATM at Bank of America on Ridge Road in North Arlington by Lyndhurst PD Sgt. Charles Giangeruso and Officer Michael LeStange.

At around 3:30 that morning, Lyndhurst PD got a 911 call from Ban’s grandma who told police she first noticed her grandson looking for what she thought was her purse. She was holding onto the purse at the time, but Auteri says Ban grabbed it from her and assaulted her as he escaped the home.

Giangeruso and LeStrange found Ban at the ATM only a short time after he left his grandmother’s place, Auteri says.

Ban was charged with robbery, burglary, theft, assault and unlawful use of a debit card and was remanded to the county jail to await his first court appearance.

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