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Video shows woman snatching 85-year-old’s purse in the Bronx

WEST FARMS, the Bronx — Police are asking for the public's help Monday to identify a woman in connection with a grand larceny incident that occurred in the Bronx Sunday.

The 85-year-old victim was sitting in her wheelchair near East 179 Street and Marmion Avenue when the woman grabbed her purse from her and ran off with it, police said.

The purse held cash and a bank card, according to police. The victim did not sustain any injuries.

The woman is described as approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs around 240 pounds.

She can be seen in surveillance video obtained by the police and released to the public.

If you have any information related to this incident, submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.