An 85-year-old woman was robbed Saturday, Oct. 12, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, police said.
The woman was entering her home near West 74th Street and Broadway around 3:30 p.m. when two females approached her from behind, shoved her to the ground and stole her purse, police said, according to PIX 11.
The two attackers then fled on foot eastbound on 74th Street.
The purse had cash, a cellphone and her identification, all estimated to be worth $3,200, according to police.
The elderly woman refused medical attention at the scene.
According to the NYPD, the two females are in their late teens or early 20s. One individual was last seen wearing all dark clothing, and the other was wearing a dark sweatshirt, blue pants, and a green wig.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).