Purse Snatcher

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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.

05/03/2013

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.

04/08/2013

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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.

11/22/2011

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.

10/14/2011

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.

04/22/2011

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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.

12/18/2010

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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.

12/14/2010