Purse Snatching Pier A

purse-snatching-hoboken.jpgWoman near Pier A fountain had her purse stolen by a black or hispanic male (5’10”, 5’11”) wearing a red t-shirt, jean shorts, green backpack (and her white purse)..

His last known direction of flight was west on Newark St., and is now being spotted by a HPD officer on First St. near Clinton.

Here’s some tips that may help..

How To Outsmart A Purse Snatcher
When carrying a purse, women should have only 3 or 4 one dollar bills placed inside. Credit cards, currency, driver’s license, keys and jewelry should be carried in a coat or sweater pocket, or concealed on your person to reduce the opportunity of large losses. If you carry a purse, don’t wrap the strap around your shoulder, neck or wrist. If your purse is grabbed, a strong strap will not yield easily and you may be injured. Some purse snatch victims have been thrown down and have received concussions and broken bones. Never carry anything more valuable than you can afford to lose. Always leave all unnecessary credit cards at home. When you shop and carry a purse, place it in your shopping bag. Never leave your purse on a store counter or in a grocery shopping cart – even for a moment.

How can I prevent purse snatching?
One way to prevent purse snatching is not to carry a purse, or to carry it in a way that makes it quite inaccessible, such as wearing it under your coat. Many women think that wearing a shoulder bag with the strap diagonally across their body is a good idea but, in fact, if someone grabs the purse in that position and tries to run with it, it can catch the strap around your neck. Keeping your purse close to your body and your arm over it makes it a little bit harder for someone to grab the purse. Also, being aware of who is around you is also very important.

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[quote comment=”38308″] packing a good 11 inches… but I felt uncomfortable being there.”[/quote]

He’s right, you know – I’ve seen it. It looks like a baby’s arm carrying an apple.

(I also felt uncomfortable being there…)

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i guess you’d rather have it stuck somewhere else…


Great, thanks. Now I’ve got King Missile’s “Detachable Pen!s” song stuck in my head. 😯


Well, I suppose Jay could always unstrap the 11″, and whack one of the bums trying to mug him upside the head with it… Then it would be relevant to security…


[quote comment=”38345″]”daydream fodder”….is that what you call your fantasy of the day when you close your office door and pet the kitty?[/quote]
Nope. Unfortunately, my office is like a fishbowl. It has glass walls.