A man who saw a wad of cash snatched out of his hand on Feb. 12 followed the thief onto a subway, into Manhattan, and eventually brought the perp to justice with the help of a security guard.
The 46-year-old victim was walking towards the Borough Hall subway station and had reached the corner of Livingston and Court streets at around 12:30 pm when a woman wordlessly grabbed the $30 he had been holding and took off down the street.
The man ran after her, pursuing her into the station and onto a crowded, Manhattan-bound 3 train. He didn’t lose sight of her as she got off at the Wall Street stop and went into a building on Exchange Place near William Street. That’s when the inter-borough chase ended, as the man informed a building security guard what had happened and the cops were called.
Officers arrived and arrested the woman.