Surveillance video catches violent purse snatcher on University Avenue in University Heights

Police say the victim stumbled into a tree and fell to the ground during a struggle.

Police say the victim stumbled into a tree and fell to the ground during a struggle. (5/27/13)

THE BRONX - Police are searching for the man who was caught on camera stealing a woman's purse in University Heights.

Authorities released surveillance video that shows the suspect run up to his victim at 2055 University Ave. on May 8. The two struggled over the woman's belongings, causing her to stumble into a tree and fall to the ground.

The woman was not badly hurt.
 

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