Ridgewood 104th District Police are looking for a man who was caught on camera ripping a collar off a woman who was walking her dog. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)
A 26-year-old woman was walking her dog in Ridgewood on the morning of Tuesday, August 3, when a cyclist rode behind her in a chain snatch incident – and it was all caught on camera.
The incident happened around 9:30 a.m. outside 17-39 Bleecker Street. Police in the 104th arrondissement search for the man who approached his victim on a black bicycle, grabbed her by the shirt, then forcibly removed a gold collar from her neck before taking off north on Bleecker , according to the NYPD.
The victim suffered minor scratches to his neck and back, but refused to receive medical attention at the scene. The necklace was worth around $ 1,100, police said.
The cyclist is described as a dark-skinned man with a slim build, long salt and pepper hair in the cornrows and was last seen wearing black shorts, a black T-shirt, glasses and he was wearing a bag of light brown books.
No arrests were made. the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information on the identity of suspects is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA ( 74782). The public can also submit their advice by logging into the CrimeStoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.
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