Police: Woman chases burglar out of home, retrieves stolen property

October 13, 2018 - 5:47 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A woman chased down a burglar after he stole her purse from inside her basement apartment in Manhattan and managed to get her belongings back, according to police.

The incident happened on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at around noon. Police said the 36-year-old woman entered her home on 79th Street on the Upper East Side and found the suspect inside.

The man took off with her purse but the woman chased after, retrieving her bag while the suspect took off on foot.

The NYPD is now searching for the individual responsible for breaking into the woman’s home.

He is described as a black man in his 20s and was last seen wearing a dark hat and dark clothing.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).