Thief targets elderly women in Third Avenue Foodtown

November 23, 2021 Jaime DeJesus
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Three elderly women were robbed in the Foodtown supermarket on Third Avenue and 91st Street in October, according to police.

On Oct. 2, a man stole a purse containing $200 from an 80-year-old woman. He returned Oct. 15 and used an accomplice to distract a 73-year-old woman while he stole a wallet containing credit cards and $600 from her bag. He struck again Oct. 27, snatching an 89-year-old woman’s pocketbook and getting away with credit cards and $26.

Police describe the suspect as light-skinned with black hair in a ponytail. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt, black pants, brown and black boots, a light-colored hat and a black mask.

Anyone with information can call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 (or 1-888-577-4782 for Spanish). Tips can also be submitted at or on Twitter at @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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