Cops: Man Confronted Ridgewood Senior Citizen, Stole Groceries and Purse

Police say they are looking for a man who allegedly stole items from an 83-year-old as she was entering her South Maple Avenue Apartment.

Ridgewood cops say they are looking for a man who they believe ripped shopping bags and a purse from an 83-year-old village resident’s hands when she was returning home Saturday afternoon.

According to a release from the Ridgewood Detective Bureau Tuesday, the senior citizen told police she was entering a South Maple Avenue apartment at about 2:07 p.m. Saturday when she noticed a man working on his motorcycle in the driveway. Before she got inside, the man allegedly grabbed her grocery bags and purse and fled on the black motorcycle, police said.

While cops were responding to the incident, another resident reported seeing a suspicious person on Woodside Avenue, police said. According to reports, the man stopped on his motorcycle, riffled through the bags he had, and then fled, police said.

The suspect is described as a white man in his 20s or 30s, cops said.

Anyone with information or who witnessed the incident can contact the Ridgewood Detective Bureau at 201-251-4537.

Phil Brooks June 10, 2014 at 04:34 PM
A person got robbed on Saturday and it's "breaking news" on Patch on Tuesday? Wow, Patch is improving! (sarcasm) Nice job, Jessica!
The Fly June 11, 2014 at 05:33 PM
You get what you pay for Phil.
Macko D June 11, 2014 at 06:30 PM
as Hillary would say, "at this point what does it really matter" when this is published? won't be in Ridgewood News til Friday. Very sad that this incident has hit so close to home. As good as the police are, they cannot be everywhere.


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