NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A purse snatcher got away by jumping into the subway tracks, police say.
The man allegedly stole a 44-year-old woman’s purse on June 24 inside the 42nd Street/Grand Central Station.READ MORE: Scammers Targeting Parents Who Qualify For Expanded Child Tax Credit; 'The IRS Is Never Going To Call You'
Police said a Good Samaritan chased him along the platform but lost him when he jumped onto the southbound tracks.READ MORE: Westchester Police Departments Partner With Nonprofit Hope Not Handcuffs To Offer Substance Abuse Treatment
He made off with the woman’s cellphone, credit card and cash.
The suspect was described as a Hispanic man, wearing a gray long sleeve shirt with stripes, dark colored jeans and a large black backpack.MORE NEWS: NYC Mayoral Candidates Speak Out On Gun Violence Solutions After Dozens Hurt In Weekend Shootings
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stopper hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. The public can also submit tips on the Crime Stoppers website or by texting them to CRIMES (274637) and entering TIP577. All calls are confidential.