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.

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Police said a Good Samaritan chased him along the platform but lost him when he jumped onto the southbound tracks.

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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.

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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.