Purse-snatcher throws 77-year-old woman into fence, steals her Bible in Brooklyn

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February 22, 2020 - 12:33 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – A purse-snatcher dragged a 77-year-old woman to the ground and threw her into a fence in Brooklyn so he could steal $20 and a Bible, police said.

The woman was waiting for a bus on Cooper Street in Bushwick earlier this month when she was attacked by the violent thief, according to police.

Surveillance video released by the NYPD on Saturday shows the suspect coming up from behind the woman and grabbing the purse from her shoulder.

Bible robbery in Brooklyn

The video shows the man dragging the woman to the ground and throwing her into a fence. Police said the attack left her with abrasions and lacerations.

The woman’s purse contained her glasses, a wallet with $20 and a Bible.

The woman was taken by EMS to NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull to be treated for her injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.