Man arrested for allegedly stealing from 93-year-old shopper in wheelchair

The man was caught on video stealing money from the elderly woman, according to police.

This man appears to slide the envelope the woman is carrying out of her pocket andNYPD screenshot

The thief who police say targeted a 93-year-old wheelchair-bound woman on Wednesday has been apprehended.


At around noon, the woman entered Regines clothing store located at 176 E. 116 St. in East Harlem with a friend. Surveillance video caughta man apparently removing a white envelope from the victim's bra.


The envelope contained the woman's rent money, according to police.


Friday morning police reported that a suspect had been arrested, citing an New York Post articleon Twitter.


Police charged 26-year-old Brooklyn resident Broyoan Lopez with robbery, grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property,AP reported.

Cristabelle Tumola contributed to this report.

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