It was reported to police that on Tuesday January 9, 2018, at approximately 2:20 p.m. inside of 178 Columbus Avenue (U.S. Post Office), the individual shoved the 81-year-old female victim to the floor and took her purse. The victim suffered bruising and pain to her back and left wrist. She was removed to St. Luke’s Hospital in stable condition. Among the items inside the victim’s purse were $65 in currency, a cell phone and her medication.
It was reported to police that on Tuesday January 9, 2018, at approximately 2:28 p.m. the same individual from the previous incident walked into 2030 Broadway (Chase Bank) with the 81-year-old female victim’s purse and removed its contents. At one of the bank’s ATMs, a 37-year-old female and her two children, a 4-year-old female and 5-month-old female, withdrew money from the machine. When the 4-year-old female took the money from the ATM, the individual came up from behind and grabbed it from her right hand. The individual fled the bank eastbound on West 70th Street with $300 and the 4-year-old female’s glove.
The individual is described as:
- A male, black, 20-25 years old, 5’4″ to 5’6″
- Last seen wearing a black hooded sweater, a green flight jacket, gray sweatpants and gray sneakers.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
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