Nov. 9, 2016 Staff Report
Police have released video footage of a man who allegedly mugged an elderly woman in Jackson Heights last week.
The suspect allegedly came up behind the 84-year-old victim outside of 35-55 80th Street around 11:45 a.m. on November 2, before grabbing her bag out of her hand and fleeing south on 80th Street.
Police said she had a cellphone, MTA Metrocard and about $200 in cash in the purse.
The victim described the suspect as a Hispanic man between 18 and 25 years old, and about 5 feet six inches tall and 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark jacket, camouflage pants and white sneakers.
Police have released several photos of the suspect, and anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).