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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.

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

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