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Cops Hunt for Alleged Purse Snatcher in Coney Island

By Mary Johnson | November 14, 2012 5:55pm

BROOKLYN — Police are searching for a man wanted for stealing a woman's purse in Coney Island.

Around 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, the suspect followed a 45-year-old woman into an elevator at 3405 Neptune Ave., police said.

When she walked out, the suspect allegedly snatched her purse and then fled the building on foot, police said.

The suspect is described as between 25 and 35 years old, around 170 pounds and 5 feet 9 inches tall.

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

All calls are strictly confidential.