SHOCKING VIDEO: East Harlem Mugger Attacks Elderly Woman - NBC New York

SHOCKING VIDEO: East Harlem Mugger Attacks Elderly Woman

Thug helps elderly woman up after dragging her down



    Police are looking for a man in who allegedly robbed an 85-year-old woman on June 5 in East Harlem. Police are asking for help in apprehending the suspect. (Published Thursday, June 24, 2010)

    A heartless and hulking mugger grabs the purse of a little old lady, flings her to the concrete, walks away and thinks better of it,  setting his helpless victim back on her feet -- a shocking crime caught on video.

    Now the NYPD is using to that heart-rending and stomach-turning video to bring the punk to justice.

    On June 5th in East Harlem, a little 85-year-old woman was walking in East Harlem in the vicinity of 121 St. around 11:15 a.m. when a man approached her grabbed her purse and dragged her for a bit.

    The woman struggled to maintain her balance eventually falling to the sidewalk and striking her head against the concrete bottom of a fence line causing her to release her grip on her cane.

    Seeing the woman fall, the alleged assailant walks then proceeds to help the elderly woman up before fleeing the scene.

    Officers at the 25th Precinct describe the assailant as a Hispanic male in his 30’s. According to officials the man is approximately 5’9” tall and appears to be 180lbs. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and dark colored shorts.

    The police ask anyone with information in regards to this incident to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit a tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are kept confidential.