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Man Caught on Video Snatching Chain Off Neck of Elderly Woman

Suspect in Necklace Theft
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NEW YORK CITY — A thief ripped the chain off the neck of an elderly woman using a walker in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Tuesday, according to video released by cops.

The man began to walk next to the woman as she strolled through Sagal Meat Market, 1307 Fulton St., before abruptly yanking the chain from her neck and fled about 6:30 p.m., according to the NYPD.

The 76-year-old woman was not injured in the incident, police said.

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