What kind of scumbag comes up behind a 78-year-old woman on the sidewalk, knocks her down, and runs off with her purse? This guy, say cops, and they have the video to prove it. It happened while she was walking with her husband and granddaughter on Arthur Avenue, near 188th Street at about 11:25 p.m. last Friday, April 15.
Tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or submit tips at nypdcrimestoppers.com or text info to 274637 (CRIMES), entering TIP577.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 21, 2011