NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police say a suspect stole an elderly woman’s purse from her Manhattan apartment after asking to use her phone.
It happened around 3 p.m. Wednesday at a residential building near East 57th Street and Lexington Avenue.READ MORE: 'Diaphragm Law' Banning NYPD Officers From Applying Pressure To Suspect's Torso Struck Down
According to police, an unknown woman knocked on an 84-year-old woman’s apartment door and asked if she could use her landline.
The 84-year-old let the woman inside to use the phone and stepped away to give her some privacy while she made her call.READ MORE: New York's COVID State Of Emergency Set To Expire Thursday
Police say the 84-year-old realized a short time later that the woman had stolen her purse and left.
The victim’s purse contained $300 along with her bank cards and ID.
Police have released a photo of the suspect.MORE NEWS: Conservation Work Done On Gay Liberation Monument In Christopher Park
Anyone who has information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.