The NYPD is looking for a male suspect wanted in connection with five grand larceny incidents throughout the city. In four of these cases, he targeted senior citizens.
Between Nov. 12 and Feb. 2, he stole close to $10,000 worth of property, including MacBooks taken from women aged 43 and 74, wallets with credit cards and other personal property.
The fourth incident on record took place on Friday, Jan. 26 at about 5:20 p.m., when the suspect approached a 76-year-old woman at the subway station on 72nd and Broadway. Police say he “removed her wallet containing credit cards” and “then exited the station and fled the location on foot, traveling southbound Broadway to parts unknown. There were no injuries reported.”
The fifth and most recent incident took place on Friday, Feb. 2 at about 6:09 p.m., when the suspect targeted a 90-year-old woman at the Columbus Circle station. NYPD officials say he “approached her from behind and snatched her purse containing credit cards and hearing aids valued at approximately $6,000. The individual then exited the station on foot, traveling to parts unknown. There were no injuries reported.”
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Police describe the suspect as a “male with medium complexion,” adding, “He is approximately 20 to 25 years old.”
Anyone with relevant information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by sending a direct message to @NYPDTips on Twitter.