Robber on scooter drags elderly woman

Police in New York are looking for help to find a man wanted for riding a scooter onto a sidewalk to rob an elderly lady.

The NYPD says it happened on the Upper East Side last Saturday.  Police say an 86-year-old woman was standing at the corner of 1st Ave. and East 64th St. at about 3 p.m. when the man went up onto the sidewalk and grabbed her purse.

She fell to the ground and was dragged on the sidewalk for an unknown distance.  The man took off eastbound on East 64th St. toward York Ave.

EMS took the victim to Cornell Medical Center where she was treated for pain to her left arm.

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying the male depicted in the attached surveillance video and photo wanted for questioning in connection to a robbery pattern that occurred within the confines of the 19th and 32nd Precincts. Details are as follows:

The same man is wanted in connection with another incident that took place on Monday, May 6 at approximately 3 p.m. 

A 55-year-old man was getting out of his car at West 139th Street and 7th Avenue when the male on a scooter slapped his keys out of his hand but they fell under the vehicle. The male fled westbound on West 139th Street. The victim did not sustain any injuries.

The person wanted for questioning is described as male and last seen wearing a yellow helmet, dark pants and a black/white jacket.  Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.  Police say that all calls are strictly confidential.