An NYPD video released Sunday showed a criminal molesting a man in a wheelchair and stealing from him on a Staten Island bus earlier this month, police said.
The brazen robbery took place around 9 p.m. on Aug. 13 on the S40 MTA bus, police said.
The thief stood directly behind the 64-year-old male victim, who was in a wheelchair, and pulled $250 in cash from his shirt pocket as the bus stopped at Clinton Avenue and Richmond Terrace, police said.
The man in the wheelchair rose for a moment as if following the criminal, but then sat back down. The thief got off the bus and fled in an unknown direction. The victim was not injured.
The criminal was described as a man in his 20s, who was 5’7 and 160 pounds, police said. He was last seen wearing a black “TLC” T-shirt, black Nike basketball shorts, white socks, and black sandals.
Police also released surveillance video of the criminal from a shop on 1 Richmond Terrace.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging into the Crime Stoppers site at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/on Twitter @NYPDTips.