Deputies: Purse contained stolen items, pistol

Lauren CalderonSPRINGVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) – Two women from out of state are accused of stealing from Walmart in Springville on Tuesday. The Erie County Sheriff’s Office said they located two shoplifting suspects at a nearby hotel, after viewing in-store video surveillance of the suspects.

Deputies located 19-year-old Ashley Ball, of North Carolina, and 22-year-old Lauren Calderon, of Virginia, and interviewed them about the complaint. One of the women emptied the contents of her purse on the hotel bed, when the stolen merchandise and a .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol fell out, according to police.

Ball and Calderon were arrested for petit larceny, Ball faces an extra charge for criminal possession of a fire arm. They were transported to the Erie County Holding Center, where they are being held without bail pending a court appearance.

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