A driver with a broken-down vehicle waited for a tow truck early Friday morning in Buffalo's Black Rock neighborhood.
A robber on a bicycle got to her first.
At about 3 a.m., the woman was waiting with her vehicle near the corner of Niagara and Garfield streets, according to a city police report.
A man wearing a gray hoodie approached on a bicycle and offered help. When the woman rejected the assistance, according to the report, the robber snatched her purse, which had cash, a cell phone and credit cards inside.