82-year-old woman robbed of purse inside Upper West Side AMC movie theater

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Saturday, October 16, 2021
Purse snatchers rob woman watching movie at Upper West Side theater
An elderly woman was attacked and robbed of her purse while sitting inside a movie theater in Manhattan nearly two weeks ago.

UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- An elderly woman was attacked and robbed of her purse inside a movie theater in Manhattan.

Police say the incident happened nearly two weeks ago on Sunday, October 3, just before 7 p.m.

According to authorities, three individuals approached an 82-year-old woman as she sat watching a movie inside an AMC theater, located at 1998 Broadway on the Upper West Side.

A struggle ensued after suspects grabbed and removed the victim's bag, which contained credit cards and a cell phone.

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The suspects then fled the theater.

Fortunately, the victim was not injured during the incident.

Police have released photos of two of three suspects.

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Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips.


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