Bicyclist Steals Purse of Woman, 98, in Wheelchair

An aide was escorting the woman along Ocean Parkway last Sunday afternoon when the thief plucked the handbag from her lap

Saturday, Jul 5, 2014  |  Updated 6:57 AM EDT
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Bicyclist Steals Purse of Woman, 98, in Wheelchair

Police in Brooklyn are asking for the public's help in finding a bicyclist who stole the purse of a 98-year-old woman in a wheelchair.
 
An aide was escorting the woman along Ocean Parkway last Sunday afternoon when the thief plucked the handbag from her lap and sped away.

  The NYPD has issued security footage that shows the suspect riding down the street.
 
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.
 

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