WANTED: Purse Snatcher On East 17th Street (Photo)

Detectives from the 61st Precinct are on the hunt for the man photographed above on suspicion of Grand Larceny.

In early June, the suspect approached an unsuspecting woman from behind and snatched her purse. The theft occurred on East 17th Street between Avenue X and Avenue Y.

After fleeing the scene, credit card records show he made several purchases using her account at stores along Avenue U.

Please help keep our streets and property safe! If you have seen this man, call Detective Stephen Cavendish of the 61st Precinct’s Detective Squad at (718) 627-6620.

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