Purse Snatching Caught On Camera

A woman had her purse stolen on Bay 25th Street in Bath Beach earlier this month. Fortunately for investigators, footage of the robbery was caught on a home’s security camera.

The incident – which took place on Feb 3, in front of 179 Bay 25th Street near Bath Avenue according to News 12,  almost took a turn for the worse when the thief began to drag the stroller that he snatched the purse from – a stroller containing the woman’s grandson. Fortunately the small child, who was napping at the time, was not injured.

The woman says the man managed to get away with just under $500 in cash and gift cards.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.