Man in wheelchair robbed on Staten Island bus

The NYPD is asking for the public's help identifying the suspect in a brazen robbery of a man in a wheelchair on Staten Island.

Surveillance video on the S-40 bus shows the August 13 incident when the suspect walked up to the victim, a 64-year-old man who was sitting in a wheelchair.

The suspect can be seen suddenly grabbing at the man and briefly struggling with him before escaping.

Authorities say the suspect managed to take $250 from the victim's pocket as it stopped at Clinton Avenue and Richmond Terrace in Stapleton.

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The victim was not injured. 

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's 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 onto the CrimeStoppers website at or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

Police say all calls are strictly confidential.