Police searching for punk who stole woman’s purse in broad daylight in Sunset Park

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Police are searching for a man who stole a woman’s purse in broad daylight last week in Sunset Park.

The robbery occurred April 24 on Fifth Avenue at 51st Street at around 2:20 p.m., when the man approached the woman from behind and grabbed her bag — causing her to fall to the ground — before fleeing on foot toward Sixth Avenue, police said.

Emergency medical personnel arrived on the scene, but the woman refused medical attention, according to authorities.

Police said the man is in his late teens to early 20s and was last seen wearing a blue jacket and light gray pants.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577–TIPS (8477) or (888) 57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All tips are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Julianne McShane at (718) 260–2523 or by e-mail at Follow her on Twitter @juliannemcshane.
Updated 1:36 pm, April 30, 2019
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Reasonable discourse

Tooney from Staten Island says:
The same thing happened to me four years ago in Jersey! I was just walking on the street - then boom! My Louis Vittoun was missing!
April 30, 1:32 pm
Boris from Borough Park says:
This is what UPROSE wants to preserve.
April 30, 8:20 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
Hey it’s a vision zero sighting!!!! I can tell by there stick figure legs
April 30, 9:55 pm
Vision Zero from Zero Vision says:
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge needs help and should grow a pair. Nobody is interested in his sad life. Poor guy could use some obama care for his mental health issues. He should have voted for Hillary.
April 30, 10:58 pm
Vision Zero from Zero Vision says:
Someone (henry ford) never learned the difference between "there" and "their".
May 1, 6:27 am
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
There goes vision zero again, making bike nazis look foolish and destroying their credibility again.
May 1, 11:56 am
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
Here I go again making myself look like a coward.
May 1, 12:18 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
I'm proud of my lack of educamation. I learnd on the streats.
May 1, 12:19 pm
New York Alert from New York says:
New Yorkers take a good long look at this predator. He's pretty distinct looking so keep an eye out. Let's show these clowns the people are for their messing around!
May 1, 1:44 pm
New York Alert from New York says:
(whoops, that's)...aren't for their messing around!
May 1, 1:45 pm
Peter Pyle from Prospect Park says:
BIKE NAZIS......................are bicycles or motorcycles mentioned anywhere in story?
May 1, 1:58 pm
Vision Zero from Zero Vision says:
Peter Pyle, lil henry has cyclist derangement syndrome. I think he was touched by an uncle who own a bike. Scarred him for life.
May 1, 2:25 pm
Mike from Odessa TX says:
How broad was the daylight?
May 3, 1:24 pm

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