A man in Woodside has been targeting women for their necklaces, police announced on Thursday.
According to authorities, the suspect snatched necklaces from women on two different occasions. On Sept. 28 at 10:28 a.m., the man approached a 47-year-old woman at Woodside Avenue and 72nd Street on a bicycle. He ripped the jewelry from her neck and fled on his bike to an unknown location, police said.
On Oct. 4 at 9:20 a.m., law enforcement agents said, the suspect walked behind a 53-year-old and stole her necklace before fleeing the scene.
Police describe the suspect as a 30- to 35-year-old man standing at approximately 5 feet, 7 inches to 5 feet, 9 inches with a slim build. He was last seen wearing a black jacket with a white stripe down the arm, dark colored pants and sneakers and a gray baseball hat.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782)
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are confidential.