Self-defense techniques and mobile apps that can help you stay safe

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NEW YORK (PIX11)-- A recent rash of violent robberies of women have dominated the news.

Recently, a suspect snatched a chain off of a woman at a bus stop in Coney Island in broad daylight. Cops are still looking for the thief who knocked her on her face and ran off.

And on Sunday, a pair of muggers followed a woman into her elevator in Midwood and snatched her purse and her iPhone. One of those men were arrested but the other is still on the loose.

Safety expert, Sal Lifrieri brings tops on how to stay safe and show some mobile apps that could help you sound the alarm if you're in trouble.

  • Watch Over Me
  • Stay Safe
  • BSafe
  • React Mobile