Purse-Snatching

Surveillance video of a suspect ripping off a woman's purse in Flatbush, Brooklyn. (Credit: CBS2)

Man Caught On Video Ripping Off Woman’s Purse In Flatbush, Brooklyn

Police released surveillance video late Friday of a man ripping a purse off a woman with her young child nearby in Brooklyn.

07/17/2015

Tony Metaras stepped in after witnessing a purse snatching on Woodbury, Long Island on Wednesday, May 13. (Credit: CBS2)

Strangers Step In After Broad-Daylight Purse Snatching In Woodbury, Long Island

Strangers came to the rescue on Long Island this week, when they saw two women in need following a wild purse snatching.

05/14/2015

Suspect wanted in string of violent purse snatchings in Freehold, N.J. (Credit: CBS 2)

Freehold Residents On Edge Following String Of Purse Snatching Attacks

Police want women in the Freehold Township area to keep an eye out for a man tied to several aggressive attacks on women that began in April.

09/15/2014

A surveillance image of a woman wanted in the snatching of a purse in a Fort Greene, Brooklyn restaurant. (Credit: NYPD)

Woman, 68, Accused Of Snatching Purses In Brooklyn

A 68-year-old woman was charged Tuesday with snatching two purses from restaurants in Park Slope and Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

06/24/2014

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Report: Bouncer Captures Suspect After West Village Robbery

A bouncer working security in a West Village bar was credited in a published report with capturing a man who allegedly had just mugged a woman early Saturday.

CBS New York–10/20/2012

Cody Santiago (credit: handout)

Police Arrest Cody Santiago, Suspect In Purse Snatching Of Elderly Wheelchair-Bound Woman

The heartless nature of the crime stunned viewers who saw surveillance video of it. In the tape, a man can be seen simply reaching into the lap of Catalina Mateo, grabbing her purse, and sprinting away.

08/04/2011

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NYPD: Brooklyn Suspect Snatched Purse From Elderly, Wheelchair-Bound Woman

Authorities said the incident took place at the corner of Wyckoff Avenue and Bleecker Street in Bushwick on Wednesday, July 20, shortly after 1:00 p.m.

08/02/2011

Crime Scene - Graphic: AP

Queens Woman, 23, Fatally Shot In Botched Purse Snatching

Police are looking for the muggers who shot and killed a Queens woman Sunday night during an attempted robbery.

03/14/2011

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Police Arrest 2 In LI Purse Snatching Cases

Police arrested two people in connection with the latest string of purse snatchings in Nassau County.

01/23/2011

"Diana" (Photo/Terry Sheridan, 1010 WINS)

Woman Stops L.I. Purse Snatching By Fighting Back

A Manhattan woman who had her purse snatched turned the tables on a fleet-footed robbery suspect and got back more than her pocket book.

12/22/2010

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Police Warn Shoppers Of Pickpockets & Purse-Snatchers

Police in Paramus said thieves often target people carrying their purses loosely and focus on mothers because they can become distracted tending to their children.

12/10/2010