Trainspotter 0 Posted May 21, 2008 Share #1 Posted May 21, 2008 As NYPD, MTA beef, snatcher hits again A purse snatcher who has been preying on straphangers - inadvertently sparking a power struggle between the NYPD and MTA - struck again Tuesday, police said. The suspect's fifth robbery came as new statistics revealed crime in the subways is on the upswing this year. The brute struck at 9:30 a.m. at the Rector St. station, pushing down a 24-year-old Manhattan woman and grabbing her purse. Then he jumped to the tracks, took the cash from the purse, tossed the bag to the ground and disappeared into a tunnel. The NYPD did not ask NYC Transit to cut the power to the tracks so they could pursue him. Full story: - May 21, 2008 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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