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Report: Alleged Purse Snatcher is Arrested

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In this morning’s New York Post Police Blotter:

Looks like a serial purse snatcher who mugged three women in as many days in the Lower East Side will be behind bars for the holidays, authorities said yesterday. Wilberto Navarro, 44, began his spree at 1:30 a.m. Dec. 9, when he choked a woman from behind in her Pitt Street apartment building, court papers allege. When the woman’s purse fell, Navarro allegedly took out her wallet and ran. The next day, at 5:10 p.m., he attacked a 73-year-old riding a motorized scooter in the elevator of a building on FDR Drive, court records charge. He allegedly slammed her head into the handlebars, then ran off with her purse. On Dec. 11, he pounced on a woman he’d followed into her East 12th Street apartment building at 2:30 a.m., according to court records. He was arrested the next day and held on $255,000 bail.

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