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Woman caught on tape in Rego Park purse snatch sought by police

Surveillance footage shows the woman police allege took the pocketbook of another Century 21 shopper. Image courtesy NYPD
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REGO PARK — A suspected thief was caught on camera last month, and police are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

On Jan. 20 at around 11:30 a.m., a woman allegedly snatched the pocketbook of another 39-year-old woman inside a Century 21 department store, cops said.

Police described the suspect as between the ages of 40 and 50 and about 5 feet 4 inches tall with a heavy build and long, black hair, according to the NYPD.

She was seen wearing a black coat and black pants, cops said.

Those with information should contact NYPD’s Crimestoppers by calling 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting its website at or texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577.

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