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Police Release Video of Man Wanted for Snatching Woman’s Purse in Ridgewood

July 6, 2021 By Ryan Songalia

Police are looking for a man who allegedly snatched a woman’s purse in broad daylight in Ridgewood last month.

Authorities say the man approached the 37-year-old victim near Fresh Pond Road and 71 Avenue at around 12:40 p.m. on June 26. He then forcibly grabbed her pocketbook, which contained $40 in cash and an iPhone, before fleeing on foot on 62nd Street toward Catalpa Avenue.

Footage released by the NYPD shows the man wearing a black and white Adidas shirt with cargo shorts and sunglasses.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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Why has crime skyrocketed? I’m convinced that all these losers go out and rob regularly because they believe they either won’t be caught or prosecuted under our current leadership.


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