Police Hunting Bronx Purse Snatcher Caught on Tape Attacking Woman

By Alan Neuhauser on May 31, 2012 7:38am 

BRONX — Police are searching for a sunglass-wearing robber who was caught on video attacking a 54-year-old woman in the lobby of her Bronx apartment building and stealing her purse, the NYPD reported.

The video appears to show the man shoving the woman against a wall, grabbing her head and neck from behind, and then pulling a red-colored purse from her shoulder inside the Monroe Avenue building. The woman was not injured in the attack, which occurred at about 10:40 a.m. on Sat., May 19, police said.

The suspect had braided hair and wore sunglasses, the NYPD stated. He was last seen fleeing the apartment building, cops added

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477). Members of the public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers' website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or by texting tips to CRIMES (274637), then entering TIP577.

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