Elderly Woman Robbed by Gentleman Thief at Union Square ATM

By Tom Liddy on June 26, 2011 10:03am 

This man is wanted for mugging an elderly woman at the Apple Bank at 4 Irving Pl. near Union Square Wednesday evening.
This man is wanted for mugging an elderly woman at the Apple Bank at 4 Irving Pl. near Union Square Wednesday evening.
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Courtesy of the NYPD

By Tom Liddy

DNAinfo News Editor

MANHATTAN - An elderly woman was robbed by a gentlemanly mugger in Union Square last week moments after she withdrew cash from an ATM, cops said.

The tattooed thief held the door for the 73-year-old victim at the Apple Bank at 4 Irving Pl., near East 14th Street on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. and watched her make a withdrawal.

He then grabbed her from behind, snatched her money - $200 - and fled, according to police.

The victim was not injured.

Police say the suspect was last seen wearing a camouflage hat, white tank top and jeans.  He used a yellow rope as a belt.

Tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477), log onto the Crime Stoppers website or text 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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