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.