76-year-old woman with a cane robbed in Queens, thief sought

HILLCREST, Queens — Police are asking for help in looking for the man who robbed a 76-year-old woman with a cane in Queens Thursday morning.

The incident happened around 6:05 a.m. when the woman was talking to a man outside of 164-01 Grand Central Parkway in Hillcrest, police said.

While talking to the woman, the man forcibly removed her wallet and took $80 in cash before fleeing to an unknown direction.

PIX11 spoke to the victim, whose identity has been concealed, about the attack. But the woman did not remember much.

"I probably blocked it out because it happened so fast," she said. The woman was not seriously injured but said her back hurt and that she will be seeing a doctor.

The suspected robber is described as a male with a beard and hair in a ponytail and was last seen wearing blue jeans, a dark-colored hooded winter jacket and a skull cap.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).