Police search for purse-snatcher preying on elderly

Police are searching for a suspect who allegedly robbed at least five elderly women in the past two weeks.In one of the incidents, the robbery

THE BRONX - Police are searching for a suspect who allegedly robbed at least five elderly women in the past two weeks.

In one of the incidents, the robbery was caught on tape. Police say the suspect chased his victim into an apartment building, assaulted her and took away her purse. All of the reported victims are between 65 and 81 years old.

Anyone with information about these incidents should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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