The police are asking for the public's help in identifying and locating two people who attacked and robbed an old lady while she was walking on a Queens sidewalk with her cart of groceries.
According to the NYPD, the incident happened at 3:20 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27th, near 153rd Avenue & 88th Street. The 73-year-old woman was walking with her groceries when a young woman took the victim's purse from the cart. Then a man punched the victim in the face, which caused her to fall to the ground. Here's video:
The victim suffered lacerations to her ear and abrasions to her arm and was treated at Jamaica Hospital. Her purse contained $100, a Trac cellphone, and other personal items.
The suspects—a male and female—are described as being around 18 years old and with thin builds. The female was last seen wearing a vest, and the male suspect last seen wearing dark clothing and tan cargo shorts.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). 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.