NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Tuesday were searching for a suspect who sneaked into a room at the New York Palace Hotel on Madison Avenue, and stole several items from a 79-year-old woman’s purse.
Around 11:45 p.m. Nov. 19, the man entered the room where the woman was staying at the hotel, at 455 Madison Ave. between 50th and 51st streets.READ MORE: Attorney Says Current Whereabouts Of Brian Laundrie, Gabby Petito's Fiancé, Are Unknown
The woman was asleep at the time, police said.
The man took about $100 in cash, a credit card, and jewelry from inside her purse, and left, police said. No one was injured in the incident.READ MORE: Teen Stabbed To Death After Dutchess County High School Football Game, Former Student Charged
The suspect was described as a black male about 25 years old, weighing about 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing black dress shoes, a black overcoat, and blue jeans.
Police have released surveillance photos.
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.MORE NEWS: Caught On Video: Carmine's Hostess Attacked After Asking Tourists For Proof Of Vaccination
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