Purse Snatcher

Debby Schevill was robbed and thrown to the ground on the Upper East Side. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: UES Purse Snatching Victim Speaks Out About Ordeal

Debby Schevill said she had the scare of a lifetime on Nov. 9 while walking home on East 83rd Street in Yorkville.



Cops: Brooklyn Purse Snatcher Preys On Shoppers While Their Guard Is Down

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.


East Village Purse Snatcher

Police On The Hunt For East Village Purse Snatcher

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.


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Rugby Player Takes Down Suspected Purse Snatcher On Manhattan Street

A crime-fighting rugby player is winning high praise for stopping a suspected purse snatcher on a Manhattan street.


East Harlem Purse Snatching Suspect (credit: DCPI)

Police Seek Purse Snatching Suspect Targeting Older Women In East Harlem

Both victims suffered minor injuries in the robberies, which police say occurred on Oct. 2 and Oct. 13, respectively.


A still from a surveillance video showing a man suspected of snatching the purse from an elderly woman on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx (credit: NYPD)

Police: Suspect Sought In Bronx Purse Snatching

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.


Generic Arrest File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

Suspect Arrested In New Jersey Purse Snatchings

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.


Hyundai Santa Fe SUV (credit: 1010 WINS/Steve Sandberg)

Beware: Drive-By Purse Snatcher Wreaking Havoc In N.J.

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.