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Police Looking for Katz's Deli Bandit

By Ben Fractenberg | October 13, 2011 3:20pm

LOWER EAST SIDE — Police are looking for a woman they say is reponsible for at least three pocketbook snatchings in the landmark Katz's Delicatessen, as well as a nearby restaurant.

The woman has allegedly been stealing pocketbooks from the back of chairs, said the NYPD, which released a photo and surveillance footage of the suspect Thursday.

The woman allegedly struck Katz's on May 1, May 28 and Sept. 30. She also allegedly hit the Clinton Street Baking Company on June 17.

The woman is described as between 40 to 50 years old and is seen wearing her hair in a ponytail and wearing a white T-shirt.

Anyone with information can call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. You can also submit your tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.