Police are looking for the man shown in the surveillance image above for robbing a 72-year-old woman early Thursday morning on Broadway between 107th and 108th Street. Shortly after 3 a.m., the woman was walking North on Broadway when the man approached her and grabbed her purse. When she fought, he “punched her several times in her face and removed the purse, which contained $250, an iPhone and credit/bank cards,” according to police. He fled east on 107th Street.
UPDATE: Souleymane Diaby, 18, was arrested for punching and robbing a 72-year-old woman last Thursday, according to NYPD.
She suffered lacerations to her mouth and lips and bruising to her face and was transported by ambulance to St. Luke’s Hospital, where she was treated and released.
In the video below, the man is shown before and after the crime.
The unidentified male is black, in his 20s, 5’3″ and 140 lbs. He was wearing a black bubble jacket over a grey hooded sweatshirt, and dark pants and sneakers.
Surveillance video is attached and available at DCPI. It was taken in the immediate vicinity of the incident location and shows the unidentified male before and after the incident.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident 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 by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.