Thug Robs Elderly Victim

The NYPD is asking for help in identifying a heartless mugger who robbed a 76-year-old woman in broad daylight yesterday morning. 

The crime, which was caught on surveillance video, shows a bearded man stop to chat with the elderly woman as she sits outside of her Jamaica Hills, Queens, home enjoying the morning sun.

After a brief few moments of small talk, the man is seen grabbing at the elderly woman's pocketbook while roughly pinning her arms to her side. The victim struggles with the man, then surrenders to the thief and watches as he steals her wallet, which contained $80 in cash.

The suspect, seen in a video obtained from the New York Daily News, shows the 5-foot-10-inch 150-pound white man strong-arm the elderly victim. The crook has a thick beard and long hair kept in a ponytail. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a stocking cap and a dark, hooded winter coat.

If you have any information on the suspect or the crime, the NYPD would like you to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS

Photo Credit: Getty Images

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