NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Wednesday were searching for a suspect in two robberies within a period of minutes in broad daylight on the Upper West Side.

One of the robberies targeted an 81-year-old woman, the other a 4-year-old girl.

Around 2:20 p.m. this past Thursday, the suspect shoved the 81-year-old woman to the floor inside the Post Office at 178 Columbus Ave., police said. The suspect took the woman’s purse, police said.

The woman suffered bruising and pain to her back and left wrist, police said. She was taken to Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital and her condition was reported to be stable, police said.

The items in the woman’s purse included $65, a cellphone, and her medication, police said.

Eight minutes later, the suspect walked into the Chase Bank at 2030 Broadway with the woman’s purse in hand and took out its contents, police said. At one of the bank’s ATMs, a 37-year-old woman was withdrawing money from with her two children – girls ages 4 years and 5 months old – in tow, police said.

The 4-year-old girl took the money from the ATM, and the suspect came up from behind and snatched it out of her right hand, police said.

The suspect left the bank and headed east on 70th Street with $300 and the girl’s glove, police said.

The suspect was described as a black male 20 to 25 years old, standing 5 feet 4 to 5 feet 6 inches. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweater, a green flight jacket, gray sweatpants and gray sneakers.

Police have released surveillance images and video of the suspect, as well as video from the incident at the ATM.

UWS Robbery Suspect

Police say this man targeted an 81-year-old woman and a 4-year-old girl in two robberies on the Upper West Side. (Credit: NYPD)

Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS or (888) 57-PISTA for Spanish, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.

Comments (22)
  1. Mark Steele says:

    HomeBoy just doin what Homeboys do….fo shizzle, jus another day in the jungle, yo.

  2. Yet another of Obama’s sons. Just so surprising. Not.

  3. Paul King says:

    Tell me again why whites should be forced to integrate with negroes?

  4. “Chimpanzees work together,” but the NYC robber here was working alone.

  5. But if the police arrest him and he resists and dies, they’ll be called racist

  6. We should have picked our own cotton!

    1. Steve Goshel says:

      We must realize that our party’s most powerful weapon is racial tensions. By propounding into the consciousness of the dark races that for centuries they have been oppressed by whites, we can mold them to the program of the Communist Party. In America we will aim for subtle victory. While inflaming the Negro minority against the whites, we will endeavor to instill in the whites a guilt complex for their exploitation of the Negroes. We will aid the Negroes to rise in prominence in every walk of life, in the professions and in the world of sports and entertainment. With this prestige, the Negro will be able to intermarry with the whites and begin a process which will deliver America to our cause.

      -Israel Cohen ( Zionist )

  7. Frank Muller says:

    Move our prisons to Africa and pay Africa to keep our convicts. Problem solved. You’re welcome.

  8. These might be just city tax collectors cutting down on overhead.

  9. Willam Nat says:

    I saw a headline about garbage piling up in New York City. Is this part of the same story?

  10. Jerry Walton says:

    Doesn’t appear to be a young Amish lad.

  11. This is America’s future. There are more of these monsters breeding than other more civilized races. I’ll bet dollars to donuts he’s created at least 10 or more children. Soon to be appearing in front of t a 7/11 near you. Hold your purses tightly Ladies.

  12. More fun with immigrants in the Big Apple.

  13. Missing Rudy Giuliani yet?

  14. Mark Mach says:

    This is not a man. He’s a worthless, non-human thug. There are places for him in society.

    1. Geo Rubik says:

      The only place for him is a shallow grave.

  15. ilovevictoriasbows says:

    They do this in Zimbabwe and South Africa, also.

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