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Citizen Recognition Award: Three men honored for their help in stopping a robbery

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Posted at 12:28 PM, Nov 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-17 12:28:03-05

Three men will be recognized in the Town of Lockport on Friday for their assistance in a robbery arrest.

Daniel Bronson, Patrick Ellinger and Patrick Ellinger II chased Matthew Biles, 31, after he took a 73-year-old woman's purse as she was leaving an establishment off Robinson Road. They restrained Biles until police arrived.

Biles also pushed an 87-year-old woman to the ground the day before and took her purse as she entered the same establishment.

State Police say Biles was charged with robbery in the first degree, a B felony, and robbery in the third degree, a D felony.