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91 N.Y.2d 966, 695 N.E.2d 714, 672 N.Y.S.2d 845 (1998).
April 30, 1998

1 No. 57

[98 NY Int. 0039]
Decided April 30, 1998

This memorandum is uncorrected and subject to revision before publication in the New York Reports.

Joel Atlas, for appellant.
Tami J. Aisenson, for respondent.


The order of the Appellate Division should be affirmed.

Defendant was convicted of two counts of grand larceny, fourth degree. There was evidence adduced at trial that defendant stole complainant's purse, which was hanging from the back of a chair on which she was seated. While sitting back in the chair, complainant felt the buckle on the purse strap being pulled across her back as defendant grabbed it. This evidence was sufficient to establish the "from the person" element of Penal Law § 155.30(5).

Defendant's remaining contention lacks merit.

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Order affirmed, in a memorandum. Chief Judge Kaye and Judges Titone, Bellacosa, Smith, Levine, Ciparick and Wesley concur.

Decided April 30, 1998