Cops are hunting the knife-wielding wacko who slashed a 53-year-old woman amid a bloody purse snatching in Prospect Lefferts Gardens earlier this month.
The victim told police she was on Maples Street between Brooklyn and New York Avenues at 9:50 a.m. on May 16, when the wretch attempted to rip the purse from her shoulder.
But the woman wasn’t ready to roll over, and she put up a struggle that spurred the blade-toting bandit to slash her once across the belly, and then again under the eye, cops said.
Bloodied, the victim relinquished her purse, and the lowlife fled with the credit cards and $100 it contained, cops said.
Paramedics, meanwhile, rushed to the victim’s aid, transporting her to a nearby hospital for treatment, and she’s since been released, according to police.
Anyone who provides police with information leading to an arrest can expect up to a $2,500 reward through the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers program. The public can phone their tips to (800) 577-8477, log onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdc
All calls are strictly confidential.
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