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.READ MORE: Little Girl Seen Wandering Alone On Long Island Found Say, Police Say
The purse was recovered, and the suspect left empty-handed, police said.
No one was injured in the incident.READ MORE: Roofing Students Help Build Home For New Jersey Family In Need
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.MORE NEWS: New York City Announces $50 Million 'Community Care Plan' To Expand Senior Services
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