GREENWICH VILLAGE — A man at a Greenwich Village bar was attacked by a thief — twice — after he confronted her for taking his friend's bag, police said.
His female friend left her bag, with her wallet in it, on a table inside Off the Wagon at 108 MacDougal St. on June 3 and then noticed the bag was missing about 3 a.m, police said.
The pair went outside the bar and saw a 28-year-old woman holding the bag and looking inside it. The male friend tried to take the bag back, but the alleged thief fought him off, swinging at him with an open hand, police said.
Police said the thief then grabbed the wallet out of the bag and took off running.
She later returned with the wallet and handed it back to the man she had previously assaulted and claimed she saw someone going through his bag and then found the wallet, police said.
When the man told the thief that he recognized her as the one who had been going through the bag, the woman punched him, police said.
Police arrived and arrested her. The woman to whom the bag belonged told police that four $20 bills were missing from her wallet when it was returned, the NYPD said.
Her male friend was left with cuts on the inside of his right arm, his nose, the side of his face and across his chest, plus an openly bleeding cut on his thumb, police said.
The alleged thief was charged with robbery in the second degree and held on $7,500 bail. Her attorney did not immediately return a voicemail left for comment.