VIDEO: Thieves snatch jewelry from elderly victims

Police released video footage showing the suspect snatch two gold chains from a 93-year-old victim's neck. (NYPD)
Police released video footage showing the suspect snatch two gold chains from a 93-year-old victim’s neck. (NYPD)

Two young men accused of snatching gold chains off the necks of elderly women are on the loose in the Bronx.

Cops say two suspects, described as white males between 16 and 19 years of age, robbed four separate women in the past few weeks and attempted to rob a fifth victim. The victims were between 55 and 93 years old.

In each of the incidents, one or both of the suspects approaches the victim and grabs jewelry right from the victim’s neck and then flees the scene.

Police released surveillance video footage from a robbery that occurred on April 16 at about 2:30 in the afternoon. The 93-year-old victim is seen standing in her driveway when the suspect walks up to her, snatches two gold chains from her neck and then runs away.

The most recent incident occurred on April 29. The suspect approached a 61-year-old victim, asked her for directions and then snatched the woman’s gold chain. He may have fled in gray sedan, police said.

One of the thieves is described to be between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-9 with short, dark-colored hair.

Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.


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