NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Police are making a new push in an effort to find the man who has been preying on elderly women in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn.
There have been six attacks since July 23.
Police say in each incident, the suspect approaches the victims from behind, pushed them to the ground and rips off their necklaces and other property before running off.
All of the alleged victims have been between the ages of 70 and 84. Each suffered minor injuries.
The last attack occurred on Aug. 27 on West 30th Street around 3 p.m. In that incident, the suspect made off with a 75-year-old woman’s necklace.
Police have released surveillance video and photos.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).