Cops search for thief who robbed 66-year-old woman in Bay Ridge

The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a woman wanted for questioning in connection to a Bay Ridge robbery that occurred on Friday, September 9.

According to police, at around 5:20 p.m. near 86th Street and Fifth Avenue, an unidentified woman – described by police as Hispanic, approximately 20 to 25 years old, weighing 115-130 pounds – approached a 66-year-old woman, assaulted her and stole $150. The thief fled southbound on Fifth Avenue and was last seen wearing a black tank top and blue jeans.

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 at or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

Photo courtesy of the NYPD
Photo courtesy of the NYPD / A photo of the suspect.

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