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January 4, 2011

Vicious New Year’s beating

The Brooklyn Paper
by Thomas Tracy

Last week's blizzard did not deter at least one purse-snatcher from a visit to Bruce Ratner's crime-happy Brooklyn malls.

Purse pinch

Last week’s snowpocalypse slowed everyone down — including the thieves who work the embattled Atlantic Center mall.

A 16-year-old filched a woman’s handbag inside the Flatbush Avenue Target on Dec. 26, but was arrested before she could get away with the stolen loot.

The victim was perusing the aisles inside the store between Hanson Place and Atlantic Avenue at 2:15 pm when the teen plucked the handbag from her shopping cart — only to be grabbed by store security guards a few minutes later.

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Posted by eric at January 4, 2011 10:02 PM