Pill Addiction Fueling Robberies on Elderly: Police

Authorities are searching for a thief who snatched a purse from a 73-year-old Bronx woman, and police warn it's just the latest in a string of robberies against the elderly driven by the prescription pill drug trade.

Police say the man approached the woman in the Morrisania section of the Bronx and grabbed her purse with $50 inside of it. 

Police are investigating whether or not this robbery is connected to a number of robberies on the elderly in the city driven by prescription pill addiction.  

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