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Thief seen on video dragging Borough Park woman while stealing purse

By Mason White 10:54 AM October 25, 2013
The suspect dragging a woman in Borough Park 

By: Eva Fett
(Scroll down for video) Police are looking to arrest and charge a man with assault and robbery after being seen on video dragging a woman on the ground while stealing her purse, according to a statement released by New York City Police.

Now, the NYPD is asking the public for help in identifying the man wanted in connection with the robbery that took place in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn, on Tuesday night.

At 11:15 p.m., a 47-year-old woman was walking near 847 57th Street, when a man approached her from behind and grabbed her purse in an attempt to take it, according to police.

The victim initially refused to let go of her purse and was dragged down the block, which caused abrasions to her back and head.

The suspect finally wrestled away the bag and fled from the scene. The woman had $100 in her purse.

The woman was taken to Maimonides Medical Center, where she was treated and released. Her family wants the suspect to be brought to justice.

“I hope the police will catch this guy as soon as possible,” the daughter of the woman said.

Authorities have described the suspect as a 20-year-old black male. He is 5 foot 10 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds.