Watch: Motorcycle thief tears off woman’s necklace in the middle of a pedestrian crossing in Manhattan

ByThomas J. Pawlak

Apr 12, 2021


A thief stole a chain from a woman’s neck while riding a motorcycle in Washington Heights, Manhattan on April 10, 2021, according to the NYPD (NYPD)

NEW YORK CITY (WPIX) – A thief in the back of a motorcycle ripped a chain from a woman’s neck during a car break-in on a Manhattan street on Saturday, police said.

The incident was caught on video, which the NYPD published on Sunday morning.

Police said two suspects walked past the 73-year-old victim as she crossed a Washington Heights street just after 1 p.m. As they passed her in the crosswalk, the suspect in the back of the motorcycle reached out and ripped off the neck chain, the video shows.

The suspects then headed north, police said.

The victim sustained minor injuries and refused medical treatment at the scene, according to the NYPD. NYPD Crime Stoppers offered a reward of $ 2,500 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.


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