Purse snatching in Baldwin matches pattern of crimes

Area women urged to be vigilant


Robbery squad detectives say a purse snatching in Baldwin yesterday, Nov. 30, around 7 p.m., matches a pattern of crimes that have played out in the area over the last month.

According to detectives, the 56-year-old victim, female, was in her driveway exiting her vehicle when a male black grabbed her from behind. The subject attempted to take the victim’s handbag off her shoulder, but fled the scene on foot after she resisted.

The victim reported pain and tenderness in her left wrist following the attack, but refused medical aid at the scene.

The subject is described as a male black in his early 20s, 5’7” to 5’8” tall, thin build, medium complexion and was clean-shaven. The subject was wearing a blue or black sweatshirt with white lettering on the front, dark blue jeans and a dark colored baseball hat.

Detectives investigating this incident say it matches a pattern of robberies in the area by black male subjects recently. Some 10 similar strong arm robberies have been attempted in the last month, and area woman are warned to remain vigilant when exiting and entering cars and shops.