Police search for serial purse snatcher in Queens, Staten Island

April 3, 2013 4:48:35 AM PDT
The search is on for a woman suspected of a string of purse robberies throughout Queens and Staten Island.

Police say 43-year-old Rehana Hussain has stolen purses from shopping carts on eight separate occassions over the course of a month.

She's also accused of using credit cards from the stolen wallets.

Police say Hussain struck first on Sunday January 20, around 11:30 a.m. at the Century 21 on Junction Boulevard.

She has also allegedly stolen purses at a Shine Beauty Salon, Panera Bread, Costco, Marshalls and DSW.

The most recent incident happened February 28 at the Marshalls on 48th Street.

Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).

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