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One man is wanted for robbing an unsuspecting elderly woman in Jackson Heights, according to police.

The NYPD is asking for the public’s help in identifying and tracking down the man pictured, who is wanted for grand larceny.

 

On Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 11:45 a.m., police said, the suspect approached the 84-year-old female victim from behind a location on 80th Street. The suspect then snatched the victim’s handbag and fled southbound on 80th Street.

Among the items in the bag were a cellphone, a MetroCard and approximately $200 in cash.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 18 to 25 years old, standing 5 foot 6 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds; he was last seen wearing a dark-colored jacket, camouflage pants and white sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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