By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Three people are accused of stealing an elderly woman’s purse at an Upper West Side movie theater.

It happened just before 7 p.m. on Oct. 3 at the AMC Lincoln Square theater at Broadway and West 68th Street.

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Three people are accused of stealing an elderly woman’s purse at an Upper West Side movie theater on Oct. 3, 2021. (Credit: NYPD Crime Stoppers)

Police say the 82-year-old woman was in the theater, watching a movie, when three individuals approached her and grabbed her bag.

There was a struggle, but the individuals managed to take the woman’s bag before running off.

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The victim was not injured.

Police say her cell phone and credit cards were in the purse.

Photos of two of the three individuals have been released.

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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.

CBSNewYork Team