Elderly Woman Assaulted, Robbed Near Union Square: Police

Police have released surveillance video of the suspect

View Comments ()



    Police have released this surveillance video of an attack of a 90-year-old woman in Union Square Wednesday, May 9. Anyone with information is asked to contact NYPD's Crime Stoppers. (Published Monday, May 14, 2012)

    Police have released surveillance video of a suspect in an assault on a 90-year-old woman near Union Square last Wednesday.

    Police say the woman was walking in the area of West 16th Street and Sixth Avenue at about 11:30 a.m. May 9 when she was approached by a man who offered to help her locate a bus.

    The man, who appeared to be in his 20s, then pushed the elderly woman to the ground and stole her necklace before running away, police said.

    The victim was taken to Beth Israel Hospital where she was treated for minor injuries to her knees, hands and neck.

    Anyone who recognizes the suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or at nypdcrimestoppers.com.

    Get the latest from NBC 4 New York anytime, anywhere. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Get our apps here and sign up for email newsletters here. Get breaking news delivered right to your phone -- just text NYBREAKING to 639710. For more info, text HELP. To end, text STOP. Message and data rates may apply.