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Police searching for man in connection with robbery of elderly woman • Brooklyn Paper

Police searching for man in connection with robbery of elderly woman

Wanted: Police are asking the public to help them identify the pictured man in connection with a March 5 robbery of an old woman inside a store on Brighton Beach Avenue.
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The police are asking the public to help them identify a man wanted for questioning in connection with a March 5 robbery in a Brighton Beach Avenue store in Manhattan Beach.

The man allegedly stole a 70-year-old woman’s wallet with $1,300 inside the store between Brighton Seventh Street and Coney Island Avenue at around 11 am before fleeing on foot in an unknown direction.

The man is about five feet eight inches tall and 180 pounds, and was last seen wearing a dark jacket and tan pants, police said.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding the incident to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577–8477, or for Spanish, (888) 577-4782. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Julianne McShane at (718) 260–2523 or by e-mail at jmcshane@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @juliannemcshane.

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