NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are looking for help in identifying and finding a suspect wanted in a series of crimes, including a pair of robberies and grand larcenies.
Authorities said the suspect took cash from an 89-year-old woman after snatching her purse on Dec. 3.
1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reports
Also that day the suspect is also accused of shoving a 68-year-old woman to the ground and grabbing her purse as she left a post office in front of 830 Magenta St.
A day later, police said the suspect followed a 78-year-old woman into the elevator of her building before grabbing her wrist and taking cash and a money order from her pocket.
The suspect is also believed responsible for a Dec. 5 attack in which a 60-year-old woman had an envelope containing cash snatched from her, police said.
Authorities described the suspect as a heavy-set black male, who was wearing a dark-colored jacket and black hat.
Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). 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.
All calls are kept strictly confidential.