85-Year-Old Woman Robbed in Chinatown Home, Cops Say

By Trevor Kapp and Aidan Gardiner  on July 26, 2013 7:40am

 A thief shoved a woman to the floor of her Chinatown home and stole her money, cops said.
A thief shoved a woman to the floor of her Chinatown home and stole her money, cops said.
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NEW YORK CITY — A thief barged into an 85-year-old woman's Chinatown apartment, shoved her to the ground and ran off with her cash, cops said.

The woman, whose identity was not released, stepped off the elevator in the Smith Houses with the suspect and was entering her home when he forced his way in about 10:45 a.m. on July 21, according to the NYPD.

The suspect, whom police identified as Clemente Rivera, 43, pushed her to the floor and stole the cash she had on her and in her apartment before running away, police said.

The woman refused medical treatment at the scene, cops said.

Rivera, who was last seen wearing a white T-shirt with lettering on it, is believed to be in his 20s, 5-feet-7 tall and 140 pounds, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).

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