Police have been searching for a suspect they say pushed a 70-year-old man as he was entering a subway station before robbing him on Friday afternoon.
On Jan. 29 at about 3:05 p.m. the victim was entering the Bowery Street station in Manhattan when he was approached from behind by the suspect — described as a black man — who then pushed the elderly man causing him to fall to the ground, according to authorities.
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The suspect then removed an undetermined amount of money and a senior citizen’s MetroCard from the victim before fleeing eastbound on Bowery Street, police said.
The victim sustained a cut and swelling to his forehead and was treated at a local hospital.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Websiteor texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.