The thief grabs women’s purses, takes their credit cards, and runs up a high bill on gift cards and store merchandise, according to police.
Police Monday were asking to public to 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.
A crime-fighting rugby player is winning high praise for stopping a suspected purse snatcher on a Manhattan street.
Both victims suffered minor injuries in the robberies, which police say occurred on Oct. 2 and Oct. 13, respectively.
A 78-year-old woman walking with two friends last Friday on Arthur Avenue was shoved to the ground after a suspect grabbed her purse before fleeing the scene, police said.
Police have arrested 50-year-old Steven Trainer in connection with the serial purse-snatching incidents that have plagued New Jersey shopping mall parking lots over the past two weeks.
It is new way for robbers to take your purse — drive by and snatch it from the window. One man has managed to steal hundreds of dollars from women in New Jersey. And he’s still on the loose.