Surveillance video shows an attempted purse-snatching in Brooklyn.
From the New York Daily News:
Police on Thursday released startling surveillance video showing a 38-year-old woman in a tug of war with a mugger over her purse in Brooklyn.
The dramatic footage shows the would-be robber arguing with an unidentified accomplice before attempting to snatch the victim’s handbag on Lafayette Ave. near Bedford Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant around 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 4, cops said.
The brave victim can be seen holding on to her bag tightly and screaming for help as she struggles aggressively with the woman trying to rob her. She ultimately wins the tug of war and falls into the street with her bag when the crook loses her grip.
The victim was not injured in the struggle, officials said.
The boldness of the attempted robber!
It’s so disturbing that the would-be snatcher grabs a woman’s purse in broad daylight near an intersection, then, instead of running off just hangs out there chatting with someone.
Kudos to the woman who yanked her purse back and screams for help!