Saturday, February 12, 2011

Report: NYPD nabs purse snatcher, thumb slasher

From today's NYPD Daily Blotter in the Post:

A purse snatcher slashed a woman's thumb as she tried in vain to hang on to her bag in her Alphabet City apartment building, sources said.

Hector Diaz, 46, followed the woman, 44, into the vestibule on East Sixth Street near Avenue D at 2:25 a.m. Sunday and tried to rip the bag off her shoulder, the sources said.

After allegedly cutting her, Diaz fled with the purse.

He was arrested Wednesday.

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