A 68-year-old woman was pumping gas at a BP station on Northern Boulevard in Bayside when two strangers walked up to her vehicle and snatched her pocketbook in broad daylight, according to the NYPD.
Police from the 111th Precinct in Bayside, just four blocks west of the station at 218-01 Northern Blvd., report that the grand larceny incident occurred just after 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12.
After the unidentified man and woman snatched the victim’s purse, the man jumped on a black scooter and fled the location, while the woman got into a gray Nissan SUV with California license plate 3VWN250 and drove off westbound toward Bell Boulevard, police said.
The victim was not hurt during the incident, according to law enforcement sources, and the contents of her purse have not been determined.
The NYPD released surveillance images of the suspects on Sept. 28.
The woman was wearing a blue V-neck T-shirt with dark pants and dark sneakers, while the man wore a gray T-shirt, dark pants, dark sneakers and a dark colored baseball cap.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.
The 111th Precinct tallied 466 grand larceny incidents so far in 2023, three more than the 463 cases that were reported at the same point last year, an increase of 0.6%, according to the most recent CompStat report.