Video shows man snatching purse from woman in Brooklyn
A man is accused of stealing a woman's purse right from her hands as she walked down the street in Brooklyn, and police say the entire incident was caught on surveillance video.
It happened on West End Avenue in Brighton Beach Monday around 9:30 p.m.
Police say a surveillance camera captured the moment the man snuck up from behind the woman and snatched a purse from her hand before running off.
Police say the purse contained about $800, as well as the woman's cellphone and credit cards.
The suspect is also accused of using the woman's debit card to purchase food from a McDonald's in Park Slope.
The suspect is described as being in his 20s.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.