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Purse snatch

Three thieves grabbed the handbag of a woman on Union Street on Jan. 30 — but they didn’t get far.

Cops say that the thieving trio approached the victim near the corner of Hoyt Street at around 11:50 am and asked for the time.

When the woman was distracted, one of the thugs grabbed her purse, and all three fled.

A witness gave chase, but the perps eluded him. But they remained on the lam for only a short time, as a cop nabbed them on Baltic Street. The men were still in possession of the purse, wallet and $57.

Where: Hoyt Street at Union Street
Updated Oct. 21, 2011
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