lo scippo

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the noun, lo scippo, which means bag or purse snatching. See the noun used below in its context:

Ho assistito ieri pomeriggio ad uno scippo in centro, volevo aiutare la signora a ricuperare la borsa provando ad inseguire il ladro o provare ad identificarlo per poi descriverlo alla polizia, ma non ho fatto in tempo a riconoscere il borseggiatore perché è scappato via subito.

Yesterday afternoon I witnessed a purse snatching downtown, I wanted to help the woman recover her purse by trying to follow the thief or by trying to identify him so that I then could describe him to the police, but I didn’t do it in time to recognize the pickpocket because he immediately took off.

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