A girl believed to be around 15 years old pummeled a 53-year-old woman on the streets of Gravesend, swiping her pocketbook before running off, cops say.
Now authorities are looking for help identifying the girl, whose image was captured by surveillance cameras at a nearby store.
The incident took place at approximately 8:30pm on December 15. The victim was walking to East 2nd Street near Avenue Z when the girl grabbed her by the neck and threw her to the ground. She yanked the pocketbook from her hands, which contained credit cards and an undetermined amount of cash. The victim suffered no serious injuries.
The girl is described as black, approximately 15-years-old and 230 lbs.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website, or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577.