Thief Steals Purse of Elderly New York Woman in Wheelchair

The NYPD has released security camera video showing a thief snatching a purse from an elderly woman in a wheelchair in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Police say the thief stole the 78-year-old woman's purse shortly after 1 p.m. on July 20, 2011.

Cops describe the thief as about 6 feet tall, 180 pounds, and wearing a gray T-shirt and dark colored shorts with a white stripe.

If you have any information, contact the Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477) at

Thief Steals Purse from Wheelchair-Bound Woman in Brooklyn:

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