A callous mugger violently snatched a purse and Bible from a 77-year-old woman on a Queens sidewalk last weekend, police said.
The thief hit the woman in the face and stole her possessions on 36th Avenue near 21st Street in Astoria at about noon Sunday, cops said.
Surveillance video of the robbery shows the man aggressively tugging at the woman’s bag until he rips it free.
The woman suffered cuts to her hands and was evaluated on scene by EMS, but refused additional medical attention, police said.
The suspect ran off after the mugging, heading eastbound on 35th Avenue, cops said.
He was still on the loose as of late Monday.