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68-year-old woman accused of purse-snatching

NEW YORK — The NYPD has arrested a 68-year-old woman accused of snatching purses from restaurant patrons in Brooklyn.

Police say Hannah Harris stole a handbag dangling on the back of a woman’s chair at Mullanes Bar and Grill in Fort Green on Sunday. She’s also accused of removing a purse from the Tea Lounge in Park Slope on June 1.

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Harris’ alleged actions were caught on surveillance tape. She was charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.

Authorities say Harris has a record of arrests for thefts stretching back to 1981.

It wasn’t immediately clear if she had a lawyer.

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