April 20, 2015 By Michael Florio
A Vietnam vet came to the aid of a 66-year-old Astoria woman whose purse was snatched at a Broadway pizzeria last Wednesday, according to police.
The victim was dining at Dino’s Pizza & Pasta, located at 30-01 Broadway, when a man grabbed her purse from the back of her chair at about 7:15 pm on April 15, the police said. The alleged perpetrator then fled.
A resident and Vietnam Vet chased the man down the street to the corner of 31st and Broadway. The alleged perpetrator dropped the purse and it was recovered by the Good Samaritan who also snapped a picture.
The woman’s property was returned with nothing missing.
The alleged perpetrator was described as a 5 foot 2 inch 280-pound black male in his mid-to-late 30s. He faces charges of attempted grand larceny.
Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-577-TIPS