Police Seek Teen Who Snatched Chain From Around Elderly Man’s Neck

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police aren’t yanking your chain: They want your help finding someone who stole a necklace from an elderly man.

The necklace didn’t give way easily, and as you can see in surveillance video, the victim of the theft goes reeling backward after being tugged by the neck.

The video is short but brutal and shows how the robbery – and victim – went down.

The incident took place in broad daylight inside Futuro Deli & Grocery on 122nd Street and 2nd Avenue on August 24.

As you can see in the video, the victim is standing at the counter of the market with his back to the front door. As he places his left hand in his pocket and his right hand moves to grab a can on the counter, the thug makes his appearance.

A man wearing a white, v-neck t-shirt, tan cargo shorts, a black an purple hat and black sneakers suddenly dashes through the door. He doesn’t even make it all the way through the doorway, but turns like a batter caught in a rundown between first and second base. His right hand clutches the chain, and he runs away.

The chain doesn’t give easily, though, and the 70-year-old victim, choked at the neck by the sudden grab of his necklace, staggers backward and tumbles to the ground.

Police believe the perpetrator is between 16 and 19 years old.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers. You can:

  • Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). All calls are kept confidential.
  • Log on to their website
  • Text your tip to CRIMES (274637) and enter TIP577

If caught and convicted, what is the appropriate punishment in this case?

Comments

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  1. KPMc says:

    “Police aren’t yanking your chain: They want your help finding someone who stole a necklace from an elderly man.”

    Good idea… let’s start a story about a violent robbery with a pun joke. That seems appropriate.

    “As you can see in the video, the victim is standing at the counter of the market with his back to the front door. ”

    The link in this sentence points to the story about a guy falling on the subway tracks. Strike two for journalism at CBS.

    “A man wearing a white, v-neck t-shirt, tan cargo shorts, a black an purple hat and black sneakers suddenly dashes through the door.”

    an=and… the conjunction is spelled AND… CBS writes how I imagine this perp speaks… Secondly… you can tell me the color of his sneakers but the color of his skin… apparently not so important. Besides the fact he can change his sneakers and not his skin the PC is just too much!

    “He doesn’t even make it all the way through the doorway, but turns like a batter caught in a rundown between first and second base. His right hand clutches the chain, and he runs away.”

    Say What? You used the analogy of a baseball rundown to describe what happened? Yeah.. cause everyone knows what a rundown is.

    William Paley, Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite would be so very proud of the modern CBS.

    1. KPMc says:

      Just to beat a dead horse a little further…

      Batter’s don’t get caught in rundowns between first and second… base runners do. Apparently even the writer of the article doesn’t know what a rundown is so how do you expect grandma to?

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  3. steev says:

    lolblackpeople

    1. Rob in the Hood: says:

      make that LOL Poor People

  4. loser will be caught says:

    Another idiot caught on camera with a perfect picture of his face these criminals are getting dumber everyday .But he probably get being dumb from his mother because obvious she was dumb for keeping her baby.

  5. Joe says:

    Did when did Mike Bloomberg start wearing chains? I thought he would have the common sense to leave this stuff at home when he goes on subway or visits bad neighborhoods.

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