The theft happened around 6:45 下午. 在5月 10 在...前面 20 West 64th Street in Manhattan’s Upper West side 邻里, 警察说.
The incident comes as citywide grand larceny has spiked 51.8% so far this year, 与 18,732 cases reported through May 22 相比 12,344 根据纽约警察局的数据, according to NYPD statistics.
的 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, 根据视频.
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).