Man In Brooklyn Hugs Elderly Woman, Steals Wallet

WCBS 880 Newsroom
November 16, 2019 - 5:06 pm



NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Police are searching for a man who they say approached an elderly woman in Brooklyn, hugged her and then stole her wallet.

The man approached came up to the 78-year-old victim on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Ninth Street in Park Slope on an afternoon earlier this month.

Police say he told the woman that they knew each other and gave her a hug.

But when the woman questioned their relationship, the man fled down Fifth Avenue.

The woman later discovered that her wallet was missing, police said.

The robber was wearing a varsity jacket, blue baseball cap, blue hoodie, gray jeans and black sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.