SHEEPSHEAD BAY, Brooklyn (PIX11) — Police are searching for a man who allegedly snatched the chain off a rider’s neck on the B49 bus in Brooklyn on Aug. 6, according to authorities.
The victim, 89, was on the bus heading northbound when an unknown man walked up to him and ripped the chain off of his neck, according to police. The suspect got off the bus around Ocean Avenue and Avenue V. Police said the victim was not injured.
The suspect is described by police as 45 to 55 years old, around 5 foot 9 and 220 pounds, with balding hair.
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