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The New York City Police Department is searching for a suspect who robbed $250 from a man in a wheelchair while riding a Staten Island bus earlier this month.
The suspect stood up behind the victim and reached into his pocket to swipe the cash around 9 p.m. on Aug. 13.
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A suspect stole $250 from a man in a wheelchair while riding a bus on Staten Island. (NYPD)
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Surveillance video shows several bills flying out of the man’s pocket as the two struggle and the suspect sweeps up the money.
The victim, a 64-year-old man, was uninjured, while the suspect fled the bus in an unknown direction.
The suspect fled the bus in an unknown direction, according to the NYPD. (NYPD)
“The individual is described as a male approximately in his 20s, 5’7″ tall, 160 pounds, with a dark complexion, medium build, last seen wearing a black ‘TLC’ t-shirt, black Nike basketball shorts, white socks and black sandals,” the NYPD said.
Robberies are up 23.2% on Staten Island so far this year compared to the same time frame in 2021, according to NYPD data.
Paul Best is a reporter for Fox News Digital. Story tips can be sent to [email protected] and on Twitter: @KincaidBest.