Police On The Hunt For East Village Purse Snatcher

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are asking the public to help identify a man who snatched a woman’s purse in the East Village on St. Patrick’s Day, but ended up making off with nothing.

At around 3 a.m. on March 17, the 31-year-old woman was walking into her home on East 8th Street, when the man grabbed and took her purse, police said.

The purse was recovered, and the suspect left empty-handed, police said.

No one was injured in the incident.

Police have released surveillance photos of the suspect, who was described as a man in his 20s.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers Web site, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.

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