Purse-Snatching Perp


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By Jerry Danzig

On the morning of Sunday, May 12, a 56-year-old woman was walking near First Avenue and 95th Street when a 41-year-old woman snatched the older woman's purse from her right shoulder. A struggle ensued, while the victim tried to retain her purse. The victim stated that while the struggle was still going on, the perpetrator opened her purse and removed her wallet, which contained her debit card. The struggle lasted for a few minutes, and eventually a passerby attempted to restrain the perpetrator. When police arrived on the scene, the perpetrator was still fighting. The perpetrator was taken into custody with no further incident. The victim complained of pain in her right hand but refused medical assistance. The perpetrator was arrested on May 12 and charged with robbery. The total value of items taken and recovered was $500.





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