Police: 88-year-old woman suffers broken shoulder, robbed of $115 in Manhattan

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Sunday, November 29, 2020
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Police are searching for a man who snatched a purse from an 88-year-old woman in Manhattan.

UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- Police are searching for a man who snatched a purse from an 88-year-old woman in Manhattan.

It happened Thursday afternoon on the 1700 block of York Avenue just after 1 p.m.

The woman was knocked to the ground and suffered a broken left shoulder after the suspect grabbed her purse from her hands.

The thief got away with $115. He then fled on foot, heading westbound on East 89th Street.

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Police believe the suspect is between 20 and 30 years old.

The victim was taken to Cornell Hospital in stable condition.

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