NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for a robber that targeted an elderly woman in the Bronx.
The incident happened last Friday around 11:30 p.m. on Arthur Avenue in the Belmont section of the borough.READ MORE: Akayed Ullah Faces Sentencing For 2017 Attempted Suicide Bombing At Times Square Subway Station
Surveillance cameras caught the suspect coming up behind a 78-year-old woman, grabbing her purse and pulling her to the ground.
Two men walking with the victim immediately gave chase but the suspect escaped.READ MORE: New NYPD Unit To Patrol Times Square Will Be First Phase In Plan To Spur City's Economic Recovery
The victim sustained bruising and swelling to her leg and hip.
The suspect was last seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and a black jacket with multi-colored embroidery on the back.MORE NEWS: Health Experts Worry COVID Vaccine Enthusiasm Is Falling, Many Are Ditching Masks Too Soon
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1800-577-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted to the Crime Stoppers website or by texting CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.