Chilling Video Shows Man With Knife Sneaking Up on Woman, Stealing Purse

Video shows him chasing his victim, then their shadows can be seen as they struggle

Police are looking for a knife-wielding purse snatcher who followed a woman down an Astoria street before grabbing her bag.

The suspect approached the 36-year-old woman from behind near 38th Street at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

The chilling video shows him sneaking up on her with a knife in the air, and then shows their shadows as they struggle over the bag.

He fled in a black vehicle, police said.

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

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