Thursday, June 2, 2016

Reports: Police looking for suspect who tackled woman and stole her purse on East 10th Street

The NYPD is searching for a suspect they say tackled and robbed a 21-year-old woman on East 10th Street near First Avenue just before 5 a.m. on May 7.

Per NBC 4:

Police said he tackled the woman to the ground inside of the building’s vestibule. He then ripped her purse out of her hands and took off down East 10th Street.

The woman found her purse a few blocks away.

The media reports do not mention the address of the robbery.

The ABC 7 report offered this about the suspect: The individual is described as a male Hispanic, 40 to 45 years old, 5'8", medium build; last seen wearing a red hooded sweater and blue jeans.

Anyone with information that could help in the investigation is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You may also submit tips online.


Anonymous said...

good to know

Anonymous said...

This use to be such a safe neighborhood...... Seriously, crime still happens in the play land of Manhattan. I never like to hear about things like this but I am surprised it doesn't happen more frequently.

Giovanni said...

Crime happens much more frequently but often it happens to teenagers, local hoods and the homeless, and those crimes almost never get reported to the police. There was also an attack a few days ago on 18th St near StuyTown, wonder if they are related?

Anonymous said...

How did they manage to get a picture if this moron with his face basically blotted out?

Anonymous said...

What a jerk.

- East Villager

Anonymous said...

I don't think his own mother would recognize him in this picture.