Woman sought for failed purse snatching in Queens Village: NYPD

Queens Village attempted robbery
Cops are still looking for this woman behind a failed purse snatching in Queens Village back in June. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

Police from the 105th Precinct in Queens Village are looking for a failed purse snatcher who tried to rob a woman in broad daylight near the Mt. Sinai Seventh Day Adventist Church in June.

Authorities say the 34-year-old victim was walking on 217th Street heading toward 93rd Avenue on the afternoon of Friday, June 10, when she was approached by a woman who attempted to forcibly take her purse. After a brief struggle, the woman was unsuccessful in stealing the bag and fled the location on foot empty-handed heading towards 93rd Avenue.

The victim sustained a scratch to her hand and refused medical attention at the scene, police said.

The NYPD on Aug. 2 released video surveillance of the suspect near the scene of the attempted robbery that shows her carrying two tote bags as she checked a mailbox. Police described her as around 40 years old, 5’8” tall and 120 pounds, with a dark complexion, full figure, black hair, and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a white face mask, a pink dress, and sandals.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.