Video released of purse snatching on MTA bus

Police are searching for a teen who was caught on surveillance video grabbing a woman's purse on an MTA bus in the Bronx and running off.  It happened on Feb. 26 inside a bus on Commonwealth Avenue

News 12 Staff

Mar 24, 2016, 5:13 PM

Updated 2,987 days ago

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Video released of purse snatching on MTA bus
Police are searching for a teen who was caught on surveillance video grabbing a woman's purse on an MTA bus in the Bronx and running off. 
It happened on Feb. 26 inside a bus on Commonwealth Avenue and East Tremont Avenue.
The video shows the suspect preparing to get off the bus when he lunges toward a 53-year-old woman, grabs her purse and takes off. 
The woman can be seen with a child on her lap, who police is the victim's grandson. 
The teen is described as being between 16 and 18 years old, 5'4'' tall and weighing 130 pounds. 
He was last seen wearing a green jacket, a black T-shirt, black pants and a multi-colored book bag. 
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.


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