Signs posted warn of 'bicycle purse snatcher' in Honolulu

Signs posted warn of 'bicycle purse snatcher' in Honolulu
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Dozens of flyers are now posted in the Keeaumoku area warning of a bicycle purse snatcher on the loose.

The warning flyers were put up by the victim's co-worker after a man on a bicycle swiped the woman's purse as he rode by.

"This gentleman was riding his bike on the sidewalk, not in the bike lane, and he was right behind me and I was just the perfect target, so I thought I was doing everything right. I had my purse close to me. I had everything, and he just got me," Susan Chinn said.

Chinn was walking along South King Street shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday when the theft happened.

Surveillance video from a nearby building shows the bicyclist speeding away. The video also shows Chinn asking for help from bystanders, but the crook got away.

The signs describe the suspect as between the ages of 25-30, brown hair, and rides his bicycle on the sidewalk near the Keeaumoku Walmart, McDonald's, King and Sheridan Streets.

Honolulu police are investigating.

This story may be updated.

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