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VIDEO: Knife-Wielding Thief Snatches Woman's Purse, Police Say

By Aidan Gardiner | March 25, 2014 11:45am
Suspect in Astoria Robbery
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QUEENS — Police released footage of a knife-wielding man who walked up to a woman from behind and snatched away her purse in Astoria on March 16. 

The man robbed her about 1:30 a.m. as she walked along 38th Street before jumping into a black vehicle and fleeing the scene, the NYPD said. Police would not provide a cross street.

Her purse contained about $100, credit cards, and her identification, an NYPD spokeswoman said.

The woman was not injured, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).