Man, 86, hospitalized after East Harlem wallet robbery: NYPD

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — A thief pinned an 86-year-old man’s arms behind his back before stealing his wallet in East Harlem on Monday, the NYPD said.

The octogenarian was walking in front of a building on Lexington Avenue, near East 116th Street, around 8:15 a.m. when another man approached him from behind, restrained his arms and grabbed his wallet from his pants pocket, police said.

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The suspect police are searching for. Photo credit NYPD

The man fled south on Lexington Avenue with the wallet, which contained two credit cards, the NYPD said.

The 86-year-old, who suffered bruising and pain, was treated and released at a nearby hospital, police said.

Anyone with information about his alleged attacker’s whereabouts is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.