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.READ MORE: Gen. Colin Powell, Former Secretary Of State, Dies At 84 Due To Complications From COVID-19
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.READ MORE: Gen. Colin Powell Remembered Fondly At His Alma Mater, CCNY, And In The Bronx, Where He Was Raised
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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