Thief snatches purse from woman in driveway

HIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) - Surveillance footage captured a thief stealing a woman’s purse in the driveway of her Hialeah home, Tuesday.

Surveillance video from Arlette Zahlane’s home, near West Fourth Lane, shows a subject pulling up in a Chevrolet Malibu, jumping out and running towards the victim’s car.

The video then shows the man, wearing gloves on his hands, open the driver-side door and stealing her purse.

“It happened really fast, really fast,” Zahlane said. “In the blink of an eye.”

The subject then returned to the back seat of the Chevy Malibu and fled the scene.

Zahlane said she had just returned to her home, around 5 p.m., with groceries from BJ’s.

“I don’t know if they were following me,” she said. “I don’t know if they were watching me.”

The video clearly shows the vehicle as well the victim’s face. Zahlane hopes someone who recognizes the thief will tell police.

“Now that he knows exactly where I live, it is a scary situation,” Zahlane said. “He could come back to do — I don’t know. I don’t want to say to harm, but nobody knows.”

If you have any information on the robber, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.

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