Bike-riding thief swipes purse from 92-year-old woman on street in Queens

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Police are looking for a man who was on a bike when he snatched the purse right off an elderly woman's arm in Queens.

It happened at about 7:30 Saturday night on East 46th Street.

Police say the suspect approached the 92-year-old victim from behind and forcibly took the purse off her arm, causing her to fall to the ground.

She suffered a laceration to her nose and pain in the shoulder and arm.

She was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

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