Thief Snatches 78-Year-Old Woman’s Purse On Avenue O, Police Say


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.


  • Gary

    I went on the B49 bus today and I had three black bus drivers. One on the way and two on the way back. The security guards to where I went to were black, the maintenance crew was black and the staff was mostly black in a mixed neighborhood. Now Brooklyn is diverse as they come. I mean we have the Chinese, we have the Indians, the Russians, along with a smorgasboard of their respective ethnic minorities from numerous countries, and we also have the Latinos. Moreover. we have many Black women too. So why were 90 percent of the aforementioned workers Black men and no black women? Why is it that it is seemingly always a Black man who commits such a type of heinous crime. Putting two and two together we come up with the progressive black male terror paradigm. Essentialy, what our local government is saying that if a black man does not have a job he will go out and commit crimes until he has one. Maybe all of us men should do the same in Brooklyn, then more of our kind would have more MTA, Cablevision, UPS, Fedex and college assistant jobs. Shame on you Brooklyn!

  • Bring Back Giuliani

    “Around blacks never relax.”

  • Alex

    As always, excellent surveillance footage.
    It’s 2015 already, honestly God. Invest in a good camera.

  • Miron

    The religous Jews live in Midwood and have mortgages there and tower over minorities, who have surpassed their accomplishments in the suburbs, with Whites who want to live peacefully. These freaks have something in common with the Russian vermin, in that they belittle all other races and ethnicities around them. I would love to see a religous Jewish bitch begging or looking for cans like some Asian ladies do. Russians outearn the Asians in South Brooklyn, while nationally and in Southern Brooklyn Asians easily outearn them. The Russians and the religous Jews are nothing more than dumb bullying bigots of South Brooklyn. These two groups of leetches can only thrive in areas where there are high crime rates.

    • Alex

      Moron, I’m sorry, Miron, the keyboard warrior.
      Where else would you vent all your anger out
      Only at Sheepshead Bites