Out-of-state utility workers hailed as heroes in attempted robbery

Cops say the workers stopped an alleged thief from robbing a New Hyde Park couple.

Out of state utility workers hailed heroes in

Out of state utility workers hailed heroes in attempted robbery

NEW HYDE PARK - A group of out-of-state utility workers are being hailed as heroes today.

According to police, the workers stopped an alleged purse snatcher from robbing a New Hyde Park couple in their 80s. The incident happened yesterday morning on Jericho Turnpike near Ingram Lane.

Police say Brian Maher grabbed the handbag from an 80-year-old woman. Her 82-year-old husband fell trying to stop Maher from getting away.

Authorities tell News 12 Long Island three electrical utility workers from Louisiana and Mississippi saw it happen, chased down Maher and held him until police arrived. They also stayed with the couple until the cops came.

Both victims are expected to be OK.

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