LAKEVIEW – A young woman successfully fought off a purse snatcher on a Lakeview street Tuesday night.

The 24-year-old woman fought off her attacker and refused to give up her pocketbook on Pinebrook Avenue and Kueka Road, a little before 8 p.m., despite being continually struck in the face by the thief.

The subject eventually fled empty-handed on foot. She endured some bruising to her chin and her mouth in the attack.