Chinatown purse snatching warning issued

June 26, 2013 3:13:56 PM PDT
Chicago police have issued a warning about a series of purse snatchings in the city's Chinatown community on the South Side.

Police say there have been five attacks in the last week.

They happened in the 300 and 400 blocks of West 25th Place, the 300 block of West 24th Place, 500 block of West 26th Place and the 4500 block of South Western Avenue.

In each case, the attacker jumps out of a vehicle takes a woman's purse by force and then jumps back in their vehicle to get away.