A thief dragged a Brooklyn woman down the street when she refused to loosen her grip on her purse, surveillance footage revealed.
It was 11:15p.m. on Tuesday when the woman was attacked. Footage shows the man sneaking up behind her and trying to snatch the purse, which contained around $100.
The man was described as a black male in his early 20s, about 5-foot-10-inches and weighing 140 lbs.
The 47-year-old woman suffered a scrape down her back and several on her feet before finally releasing her grip on the bag.
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The woman was sent to Maimonides Medical Center and treated for abrasions to her head and back.
“I hope the police will catch this guy as soon as possible,” the woman’s daughter said.
The woman’s daughter spoke for the entire family, who wants the suspect to be brought to justice.
The NYPD is asking the public to provide any information in helping to track down the mugger who just nearly got away.