Man steals money from bra of 93-year-old woman in wheelchair

Surveillance cameras at a New York City store have captured video of a man stealing cash from a 93-year-old woman's bra as she sat in a wheelchair.

- (AP) -- Surveillance cameras at a New York City store have captured video of a man stealing cash from a 93-year-old woman's bra as she sat in a wheelchair.

Police say the theft happened Wednesday afternoon at a clothing store in Manhattan's East Harlem neighborhood.

The Daily News reports the woman had just cashed her Social Security check and was shopping for sandals. She told the newspaper she had put hundreds of dollars in an envelope and concealed it inside her blouse.

The video shows a man approaching the woman from behind, grabbing the envelope and walking away.

The woman's caretaker tried to alert the store's staff about what had happened, but the man fled.

Police are searching for the man, estimated to be about 35 years old. On Friday, The Daily News reported that police placed a 26-year-old man in custody in connection with the robbery.

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