April 17, 2017 Staff Report
Police are searching for a suspect who knocked a woman to the ground and stole her purse in Forest Hills yesterday afternoon.
According to police, the 73-year-old victim was walking near 67th Avenue and Yellowstone Boulevard when the suspect came up and forcefully grabbed her purse, knocking her to the ground before fleeing in an unknown direction. The incident took place at around 3:45 pm.
The purse contained about $130 cash, an iPhone and credit cards.
The woman refused medical attention at the scene.
Police said that there is no description of the suspect at this time.
The incident comes about a week after a similar mugging a block away at 67th Road and Yellowstone Boulevard, though it is unknown if the two incidents are connected.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).