N.Y. Woman, 71, Attacked and Robbed by Man Dressed as Construction Worker

The man was wearing a yellow construction helmet and a white surgical mask when he followed the woman into her building in Flushing Saturday afternoon

Sunday, Apr 6, 2014  |  Updated 10:15 PM CDT
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Police are searching for a man who disguised himself as a construction worker and assaulted and robbed a 71-year-old woman in Queens. Sheldon Dutes reports.

NEWS 4 NEW YORK

Police are searching for a man who disguised himself as a construction worker and assaulted and robbed a 71-year-old woman in Queens. Sheldon Dutes reports.

Police are searching for a man who disguised himself as a construction worker and assaulted and robbed a 71-year-old woman in Queens.

Authorities say the man was wearing a yellow construction helmet and a white surgical mask when he followed the woman into her building in Flushing Saturday afternoon. The man then pushed the victim into her apartment before stealing her purse and fleeing.

The woman was injured in the attack, and had to be taken to a hospital for a fractured bone in her leg.

Police have released surveillance images of the suspect and are asking anyone with information about the robbery to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.
 

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