Batavia man arrested for stealing flat-screen TV from motel

Joseph Marranco of Batavia faces petit larceny charges for allegedly stealing a television from a motel. (NYSP photo)

Batavia, N.Y. - New York State Police said they arrested a man in Batavia this week for stealing a television from a motel.

Troopers said they were dispatched to a motel on Sunday, January 6th for a larceny complaint.

On their way to the motel, troopers said they spotted a man riding his bike on Main Street carrying a flat-screen TV "tucked underneath his arm."

NYSP determined that Joseph Marranco of Batavia had recently been at the motel in question.

According to troopers, Marranco claimed a motel guest said he could borrow the TV.

Marranco faces petit larceny charges.

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