Police say they are searching for a purse-snatching thief who robbed an elderly woman on Avenue O on Wednesday, August 5.
The NYPD says the victim, a 78-year-old woman, was standing on the northwest corner of Avenue O and East 13th Street at 8:30am when the suspect approached her. He allegedly grabbed her purse, containing $200, her reading glasses, and a cell phone, and fled.
The police, who provided the surveillance footage shown above, described the suspect as black and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS. 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. All calls are kept confidential.