Oct. 14, 2022 By Michael Dorgan
Police are looking for two suspects — including a one-legged man on crutches — who allegedly pickpocketed an 86-year-old woman inside a Duane Reade store in Astoria last week.
The victim was inside the 35-06 Broadway store on Oct. 7 at around 1 p.m. when one of the suspects approached her and then distracted her, according to police.
While the octogenarian wasn’t looking, the second suspect — who police say has one leg — swiped her wallet and Apple iPhone from her bag. The senior’s wallet contained $40, cops said.
The two men then fled the location, police said.
The first suspect is described as having a light complexion, short dark hair with a stocky build. He was last seen wearing a light-colored sweatshirt, blue jeans, a Puma baseball cap, black sneakers, a dark-colored jacket and glasses.
The second suspect, who was on crutches, is described as having a light complexion, short brown hair and a medium build. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored t-shirt with a white graphic on the front, a light-colored camouflaged hooded jacket, blue jeans and white sneakers.
Police released video and a photo of the men wanted for questioning.Anyone with information in regard 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 at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.