Cops say the suspected thief approached the older woman as she entered Peter Cooper Village, grabbed her pocketbook, and ran off. The theft happened about 4:22 p.m. on Friday, July 13 near 4 Peter Cooper Road, police said.
Police have released photos of the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in tracking down the thief.
Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips at http://www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting CRIMES (274637), then entering TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.