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Video: Man Grabs 68-Year-Old Woman’s Purse and Flees Forest Hills Discount Store

Suspect (NYPD) and 118-27 Queens Blvd. (Google)

Aug. 11, 2019 By Christian Murray

Police have released video of a man robbing a 68-year-old woman inside a Forest Hills discount store Saturday.

The victim, who is seen with a cane, was inside 118-27 Queens Blvd. when a man approached her at about 9:40 a.m. and ripped her purse from her hands. The purse contained about $150.

The suspect fled the store on foot. The victim did not sustain any injuries.

The robber is described as black and was last seen wearing a white baseball hat, blue jeans, white and black sneakers, a blue long sleeve shirt and carrying a black backpack.

Police have released photos and video of the suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM. All calls are strictly confidential.

 

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Hal Zarpton

Wow Would have never thought a guy fitting this description would do something like this. Some things never cease to amaze

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FoHi

Having the E/F lines run through our neighborhood is a blessing and a curse. I love the convenience when the trains are running like they should but unfortunately it does bring an undesirable element in as well. The area around the Union Tpke station has been getting more and more shady characters like the doofus in this story.

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ANOTHER racist Trump Lover?!

Would have never thought a commenter this description would do something like this.

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