Police: Pair pour liquid on victim’s head, steal purse from bus in East Tremont

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Two people have been arrested in connection to a robbery on an MTA bus in East Tremont.

According to police, the two have been charged with grand larceny after they jumped off an MTA bus when it stopped at the corner of East Tremont Avenue and St. Peter’s Avenue, making off with a woman’s purse.     

They say it happened when 19-year-old Theodore Santiago and 23-year-old Deshawn Hughes were riding the BX40 MTA bus

Police say they poured some sort of liquid on top of their victim's head, distracting her long enough to grab her purse and jump off the bus.

There were two credit cards and $60 inside the purse.

Both were arrested and charged with grand larceny.

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