Thursday, January 05, 2017
Police are searching for two men wanted for mugging a 68-year-old woman in Brooklyn, officials said Thursday.
The brutal duo were caught on video jumping the victim on 16th Ave. near 41st St. in Borough Park about 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 27.
The video, released by the Boro Park Shomrim, a Hasidic volunteer neighbor patrol group, shows the two men bum rushing the woman as she looked through her bags outside a schoolyard.
The men wrestled the woman to the ground and grabbed her purse but she refused to let it go and grabbed onto one thief's leg as he tried to get away, the video shows.
The crooks made off with the bag, which contained her credit cards and $300, officials said. The woman was not seriously harmed.
The robbery comes amid a spate of crimes against senior citizens in recent months, officials said.
Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.
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