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Easton woman gives stranger a cigarette, he steals her purse

Published On: Jul 05 2013 11:07:09 AM EDT   Updated On: Jul 05 2013 11:12:46 AM EDT

No good deed goes unpunished, according to one Easton woman.

Easton police said the 30-year-old woman was walking in the area of 12th and Spring Garden streets in the city around 11:45 p.m. Thursday when she was approached by three black men.

One asked her for a cigarette, and when she gave him one, he grabbed her purse and the three ran south on 12th toward Northampton Street, police said.


The woman wasn't hurt, and a passerby stopped to help her after the incident.

The men are all described as being 18 to 20 years old. The one who grabbed the purse was wearing a white shirt and athletic shorts, and had shoulder length dreadlocks.

Map: Easton purse-snatching

The other two men were both wearing dark shirts and shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Snyder at 610-250-6637.