NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police have identified the man they say punched and robbed an elderly woman on Christmas morning.
The NYPD says they’re looking for 50-year-old Marc Malone.
Investigators say Malone entered the victim’s Coney Island apartment and went through her belongings as she watched in terror.
Police say the victim, who is in her 80s, managed to push her emergency medical alert button, and that Malone snatched it and ran away.
Police say the victim is disabled and relies on home health aides.
Anyone with any information is asked to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. You can also submit a tip via the Crime Stoppers website, by Tweeting @NYPDTips or by texting a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.