Police Seek Paddy’s Day Purse Snatcher

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A woman fought off a purse snatcher during the wee hours of St. Patrick’s Day, the police said.

The would-be thief, thought to be in his 20s, is said to have confronted the 31-year-old victim as she entered her East Eighth Street building around 3 a.m. on March 17. He forcibly swiped her purse but fled without taking anything after she was able to get it back from him, the police said.