Woman Fights Off Purse Snatcher In New York (WATCH)

Police are looking for the suspect and a "person of interest" in the attemped robbery.

Dramatic video footage shows a woman fending off an attack by a would-be robber in Brooklyn, New York. Police released the video Thursday, which happened on the afternoon of October 4th, in hopes that someone might identify the thief and her accomplice. The victim engaged in a violent tug-of-war with the perpetrator before falling backwards into traffic, though fortunately she was not hurt.

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Video surveillance footage finds the female fiend arguing with a friend before being caught on film trying to rip the purse of her victim’s shoulder. Police describe the suspect as being around 20-years-old, 5’10” tall and weighing about 180 pounds with a dark complexion and short hair. The woman seen with her in the video is being sought as a "person of interest,” and described as a woman with a light complexion and dark-colored hair. NYPD are asking anyone with information to call CrimeStoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.

Source: The New York Daily News


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