SUNSET PARK, Brooklyn — A woman waiting at a bus stop in Sunset Park had her purse snatched from her hands, police said Monday.
Police said it happened on August 11 at about 2:35 p.m. in front of 3908 5th Avenue.
The woman, 62, had $76, ID cards and two cartons of cigarettes in the bag.
"It was a total element of surprise," the victim told PIX11, adding that the purse snatcher had told the victim she was hungry before taking the purse.
"I'm lucky I have enough to get by for me," she said, adding that she's on a fixed income.
The woman that allegedly took the bag fled northbound on 5th Avenue, according to officers.
The victim was not hurt and even offered a message for the assailant.
"I'm sorry I didn't give you something to eat, maybe it would never have happened," she said.
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