Man uses ‘bear hug’ to rob 85-year-old
Police are searching for a suspect they say used a “bear hug” to rob an 85-year-old man in the West Village.
The robbery occurred Sept. 16 about 5:15 a.m. near Washington Place and Sixth Avenue, police said. The suspect reportedly came at the victim from behind, placed him in a bear hug and robbed him.
The victim was not injured, police said.
Police said the suspect was last seen wearing a black and white checkered flannel hooded sweatshirt, black jeans and a baseball cap.
The NYPD is requesting that anyone with information regarding this robbery call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS.
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