Violent purse snatching caught on tape


by Michele McCormack

WAUWATOSA---CBS 58 News has obtained surveillance video of a violent purse snatching where the victim was thrown to the ground in the street.

It happened around lunchtime May 28th in front of Ted's Ice Cream near 62nd and  North Ave. in Wauwatosa.

The video shows a woman walking to a parked car, seconds later another car pulls up and someone jumps out and violently snatches her purse The woman is briefly dragged into the street as the purse snatcher flees in their vehicle.

"It's the reality of spring and summer," lamented resident Sarah Young. "A lot more action going on, a lot more activity on North Avenue."

Later that day the manager of a nearby liquor store says a man was carjacked at 66th and North.


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