Police on Tuesday were asking for help from the public in finding a suspect who followed a 79-year-old woman into an apartment building and ripped a chain off her neck.
Police are asking the public for help in identifying a man caught on video ripping a chain from a woman’s neck in Brooklyn, causing her to fall face-first onto the sidewalk.
The man hit one person on the street and then lunged at a uniformed housing officer outside a woman’s apparel store, police said.
A suspect has been charged with robbing a 78-year-old man of his chain and pendant in the Bronx, just after he bought flowers to place next to his deceased mother’s photo for Mother’s Day.
According to investigators, a man has approached five women, ranging in age from 55 to 81, since June and snatched a chain from around their necks before running away.