Police Looking for 107th Street Purse-Snatcher

Police are looking for a man who they say stole a purse from a 73-year-old woman in front of 245 West 107th Street on Thursday, November 9.

“It has been reported to police that on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at approximately 1540 hours in the vicinity of 245 West 107th Street, a 73-year-old female victim was walking at the location when an unidentified male approached from behind and forcibly removed the victim’s purse and fled on foot southbound on West 107th Street and Riverside Drive. A witness to the incident chased after the individual at which time he dropped the purse. The victim’s purse was recovered and returned to the victim. The victim was not injured during the course of this incident.

The suspect is described as a male White in his thirties, approximately 6’2” and 170lbs, last seen wearing a blue winter coat and blue jeans.

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.”

All calls are strictly confidential.

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    1. Sean says:

      He’s well dressed.

    2. UWSHebrew says:

      very distinctive looking creep. should be easy to spot.

    3. Maryjane says:

      gotta love the stupid looking hipster beard

    4. Wendy says:

      n.b. Senior Safe carrier bag, with some ‘goodies’ inside — was being given away…some Weeks ago. Weary of crimes against Senior Citizens. Was that street area : Manhattan Valley ? There was a program, @ 2016, where someone, [N.Y.P.D, ?], would accompany a Senior Citizen when that person did grocery shopping….

    5. Jan says:

      Seems a lot of criminal activity on W107 lately

    6. anony mouse says:

      Scary above 96 street below Columbia. When we looked at apartments decades ago we considered some in that area expecting it would improve but it definitely hasn’t.

    7. Andi Land says:

      What a scumbag. Anyone who would prey on the elderly deserves a special place in hell. I hope he is caught.

    8. Jean says:

      Can you imagine if someone did THIS to HIS mother?
      Gee, would HE be angry…but I see only HE can do it.
      ( sarcasm ).