Man steals purse in brazen NYC subway attack caught on camera
NYPD is looking for a man caught on camera stealing a woman’s purse during a brazen Manhattan subway attack.
Surveillance video shows the incident, which happened at the West 163rd Street station near Saint Nicholas Avenue in Washington Heights at around 6 pm Thursday.
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The male suspect approached the victim, a 43-year-old woman, displayed a knife and tried to take her cellphone, according to police.
The two were involved in a brief struggle before the man grabbed the woman’s purse instead and ran away.
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The purse was later recovered, but the money that was previously inside it was gone. The victim was not injured during the mugging.
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Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website, or on Twitter YNYPDTips.
Police say all calls are strictly confidential.
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