Syracuse police say they arrested a man they believe stole a purse from a young woman on James Street.

Officers say they spoke to a 23-year-old woman who told them she about to go inside Skyline Apartments on James Street when a black male grabbed her purse and fled. The victim was not injured. The officers began a search for the suspect and learned he may have entered an apartment building on East Willow St. Police found the suspect there and recovered the victim's purse. They charged 48-year-old Pinnell Paul of Syracuse with grand larceny and took him to the Justice Center to await arraignment