NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Wednesday were asking the public to help them find a woman who allegedly robbed an 80-year-old victim of a bag, and stole a bag from another victim, on Staten Island.
Around 3:35 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, the suspect walked up to an 80-year-old woman at Broadway and Forest Avenue in the West Brighton section of Staten Island, and said she had a gun, and took the victim’s bag, police said.
A Good Samaritan chased the suspect and got the bag back, and no items were taken, police said.
The suspect then flagged a passing vehicle and got in at Elizabeth Street and Forest Avenue a few blocks away, police said. The 62-year-old woman driving the car took the woman about two blocks to Elizabeth Street and Castleton Avenue, where she realized the woman had stolen her bag, police said.
Police have released surveillance photos of a suspect, captured following the second incident. She was described as a Hispanic female in her 40s, but on further description was provided.
Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.
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