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Police: Suspect Punched, Robbed 70-Year-Old Woman In The Bronx

Baychester Robbery Suspect (credit: NYPD)

Baychester Robbery Suspect (credit: NYPD)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The hunt is on for a man who allegedly robbed a senior citizen in the Bronx last month.

Police said the suspect attacked a 70-year-old woman as she entered her apartment building in Baychester shortly after 7 p.m. on Feb. 7.

The suspect punched the woman in the face and grabbed her pocketbook containing her cash, credit cards and cell phone before fleeing the scene, police said.

Police have released surveillance video showing the suspect counting cash in an elevator.

He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue jacket and a purple ski cap.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.