The theft happened around 6:45 pm. en mayo 10 en frente de 20 West 64th Street in Manhattan’s Upper West side neighborhood, la policía dijo.
The incident comes as citywide grand larceny has spiked 51.8% so far this year, con 18,732 cases reported through May 22 en comparación con 12,344 during the same period last year, according to NYPD statistics.
los New York Police Department released video Monday showing an unknown male walk up behind the older woman as she wheeled her walker. The suspect reaches into the woman’s walker and grabs her purse before he jogs away, según el video.
The woman appears to pause for a moment before turning to follow the suspect.
While police did not immediately provide any details about the male suspect, investigators released a surveillance image of him appearing to stash the woman’s purse under his jacket.
Authorities asked anyone with information about the grand larceny suspect to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).