COPS PURSUING PROLIFIC PURSE-SNATCHER

Police are looking for the man depicted in the surveillance video above for two purse-snatchings on the Upper West Side.

Incident 1: (24 Pct) It was reported to the police that on Thursday, December 29, 2016, at 1830 hours the victim, a 24-year old female was entering her residential building located within the vicinity of Columbus Avenue and West 107 Street, when the individual approached her from behind, snatched her purse from her body and fled on foot eastbound towards West 107 Street and Central Park West. No reported injuries during the incident.

Incident 2: (24 Pct) It was reported to the police that on Thursday, January 5, 2017, at 1935 hours the victim, a 70-year old female was approaching the outside door to her residential building located within the vicinity of West End Avenue and West 105 Street, when the individual approached her from behind and snatched her purse from her body. The individual pushed the victim to the ground and she sustained pain to her forehead and left leg. The victim refused medical attention and the individual fled the location eastbound on West End Avenue.

The individual is a male, Black.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782)

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

NEWS | 3 comments | permalink
    1. UWSHebrew says:

      disgusting coward. come take my wallet.

    2. zeus says:

      This really looks and sounds like New York city circa 1980’s.
      We called to it as “The Wild West Side”.

      Once these maggots get caught, the book should be thrown at them, with no mercy.
      A couple of years in jail will make them think twice before they’ll commit such crimes again.

      Or maybe not……

    3. EagleEye says:

      Please correct story. One can not flee eastbound on West End Avenue which runs only north/south.