Green’s Dictionary of Slang

bang v.3

1. (US Und.) to rob; to steal.

[US]H. Hapgood Autobiog. of a Thief 45: I received my first lesson in the art of ‘banging a super,’ that is, stealing a watch by breaking the ring with the thumb and forefinger, and thus detaching it from the chain.
[US]Number 1500 Life In Sing Sing 258: Banging supers at the red wagon. Stealing watches at the ticket wagon.

2. (UK black) to obtain through fraud.

Central Cee ‘Fraud’ 🎵 Was young, try bang an AC, I tried a ting and they blocked my card.

In phrases

bang a hanger (v.) (also bing the hanger) [hanger n. (6)]

to steal a purse.

H.W. Corley ‘Pickpockets’ in Flynn’s mag. n.p.: ‘Binging the hanger’ means opening the hand bag [DU].
[UK]J. Morton Lowspeak.