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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A suspected purse snatcher was caught in the act and stopped by a good Samaritan in the East Village.

As CBS2’s Tracee Carrasco reported, the take down was caught on camera Thursday.

Surveillance video shows Matthew Gonzalez, an employee at Top Notch Security, living up to the surveillance camera store’s name as he chased down a suspected purse snatcher.

“We watched him, and he eventually stole some lady’s purse. I chased after him, grabbed him, and before you know it the cops were on him,” Gonzalez said.

Gonzalez said he recognized the suspect, wanted by police, and jumped into action when the man stole a woman’s purse as she sat in front of a restaurant on Avenue B in the East Village.

Witnesses saw the dramatic scene play out.

“She got really scared, her computer fell on the floor, she tried to cross the street to…

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