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Cops Hunt F Train Purse Snatcher

66th Precinct Grand Larceny 05172013
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MIDWOOD — Police released video Thursday of a young man suspected of snatching a woman's purse on an F train platform.

The suspect, who appeared to be in his mid teens, approached the 44-year-old woman on the northbound platform at Avenue N and McDonald Avenue on May 4 about 11:50 a.m. He grabbed her purse then ran away.

The thief was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and blue New Balance sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.