BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn — Police are looking for an attempted purse snatcher in Brooklyn who attacked her victim.
According to the NYPD, on Oct. 4, a 38-year-old woman was walking westbound down Lafayette Avenue when another woman tried to grab her bag. The victim fought back, screaming for help. Eventually, the attempted the purse snatcher let go. The woman fell to the ground.
"I am glad that she succeeded and that she wasn't injured and that she has her property. I am sure the the opposite thing may happen in the future," Bedford-Stuyvesant resident Lisa Haddad said.
A yeshiva at Bedford and Lafayette has multiple surveillance cameras and captured it on camera. Police released surveillance video of the attempted robbery and assault.
"I do know there is a lot of crime on the map in this neighborhood. I feel like it's isolated to certain areas and people just do whatever they do or they go about their own business and think its not going to happen to them until it does," Haddad said.
Police have described the suspect as approximately 20-years-old. She is 5-feet 10-inches tall and weighs 180 pounds. She has short black hair.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Crime Stoppers hotline. The number is 1-800-577-TIPS. All calls are confidential.