Cops say the man in the photo above attacked and robbed an 80-year-old woman and left her injured in the streets.
The man approached his victim from behind
in Coney Island and violently grabbed at her purse, authorities say. She was knocked to the ground and left with minor injuries, while he fled.
The suspect was last seen wearing a grey tank top, dark pants, black du-rag and carrying a dark colored backpack.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.
Update (1:22 p.m.): We’ve learned that this incident actually happened on Bay 46th Street in Bath Beach – not Coney Island as we previously reported. The story has been amended.