Purse Snatcher Strikes Terror in Heart of Times Square Diners

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The culprit uses his ill-gotten booty to play unlimited Skee-Ball at ESPN Zone.Photo illustration: Getty Images, iStockphoto

Weve poked fun at Bar Carreras intrusive beware of pickpockets signage, but the Post reminds us they do exist: A well-dressed, well-coiffed daytime purse-snatcher (a.k.a. the dapper dipper) has pinched purses off the chairs of Times Square restaurants such as Red Lobster, Spankys BBQ, and the Hard Rock Caf. Hes struck so many times that cops consider him a one-man army, so keep an eye out next time youre deep into that bottomless margarita.

Lunch Crowd Bandit [NYP]