73-year-old woman nearly robbed of purse on Bay Ridge corner

January 25, 2017 Jaime DeJesus
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Cops say a 34-year-old man was arrested after attempting to snatch a purse belonging to a 73-year-old woman last week.

According to police, on Wednesday, January 18 at around 4:05 p.m., the woman was standing near the corner of 76th Street and Fourth Avenue waiting for a taxi when the man walked in front of her and attempted to grab her pocketbook. He was unsuccessful in doing so.

Another woman witnessed the incident, and police arrested a suspect.

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