Cops are looking for a woman who stole a woman's purse during a church service in the Bronx.


Woman swipes purse during Bronx church service

December 12, 2018 - 9:57 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Most people think of the holidays as a time for giving, but a woman in the Bronx had a different idea.

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She decided to do some taking, from a woman in church no less.

A 76-year-old woman was worshipping inside Saint Anthony Padua Church, around 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 2, when her purse containing Chase credit cards, a cell phone, and $200, was stolen.

The suspect has been described as a Hispanic woman, 55-years-old, with long brown hair, and was last seen wearing a colored coat, carrying a brown purse on her right shoulder.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at, on Twitter @NYPDTips, or by texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) and entering TIP577.