Man yanks necklace off 86-year-old woman's neck as she waits for elevator

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Thursday, August 27, 2020
Man yanks necklace off elderly woman's neck waiting for elevator
The search is on for the suspect who robbed an elderly woman of her necklace while she was waiting for an elevator.

PETER COOPER VILLAGE, Manhattan (WABC) -- Police are searching for the man caught on video yanking the chain off an elderly woman's neck as she was waiting for an elevator in a lobby.

The incident was reported at a residential building on 1st Avenue and Cooper Road on Wednesday afternoon.

The 86-year-old victim was waiting for an elevator when the suspect forcibly grabbed her chain and pulled it off her neck after a brief struggle.

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The necklace had a value of about $2,000.

The suspect ran away toward the East 14th Street and 1st Avenue subway station.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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