NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are looking for a suspect they said punched an elderly woman in the head before taking her pocketbook in Brooklyn.
The incident happened on Wednesday around 8 p.m. near Saratoga Avenue in Bushwick, authorities said.READ MORE: Long Island Woman Sentenced To 9 Months In Prison For Death Of Anti-Gang Activist Evelyn Rodriguez
The suspect followed the 88-year-old woman into a building before he attacked and robbed her, police said.
The victim was taken to Woodhull Hospital in stable condition.READ MORE: Woman In Viral Series Of TikTok Videos Finds Secret Room In New York City Apartment
That suspect is described by police as man in his 20’s, around 6-feet. He was last seen wearing a blue coat, black cap, dark-colored pants with two white stripes down the sides, and black sneakers with white stripes.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers’ website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.MORE NEWS: Work Now Underway To Turn Pier 42 Into Public Park
All calls are strictly confidential.