Cops search for thief who snatched woman’s purse in Ridgewood

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Police are searching for a man who snatched a woman’s purse in Ridgewood last month.

Authorities say the suspect approached a 37-year-old woman near Fresh Pond Road and 71st Avenue just before 1 p.m. on June 26. The man snatched her pocketbook, which contained $40 cash and an iPhone, before fleeing on 62nd Street toward Catalpa Avenue.

Police on July 4 released surveillance of the suspect.


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

All calls are strictly confidential.