Police are looking for a man they say knocked an elderly woman to the ground in Queens earlier this week just to steal her groceries.


On March 23 at about 12 p.m. the 87-year-old victim was walking near Cypress Hills Street and Shaler Avenue when she was approached by the suspect who knocked her down to the ground, according to authorities.


The man then pulled out a firearm and took the woman’s grocery bags before fleeing, police said.


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Authorities described the suspect — who can be seen in a surveillance photo — as a black man, between 40 to 50 years old, and 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a red jacket and a dark baseball cap.


Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.