Cops after Bay Ridge bag thief

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Police are looking for the woman who took a shopper’s unattended purse from an 86th Street clothing store on Nov. 8.

The 15-year-old victim was shopping at the store between Fifth and Gelston Avenues in Bay Ridge at 5 pm and left her handbag on a bench while she tried on some shoes, police said.

The sneak snagged the purse, which contained $40, credit cards, and personal items, and fled the store, according to a report.

Police released a surveillance image of the suspect.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577–8477. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at or by text-messaging tips to 274637 then entering “TIP577”.

Reach reporter Max Jaeger at or by calling (718) 260–8303. Follow him on Twitter @JustTheMax.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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