Woman, 88, hospitalized with broken shoulder after Upper East Side robbery

Upper East Side robbery
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- An 88-year-old woman was hospitalized with a broken shoulder after she was robbed by a man in broad daylight on an Upper East Side street this week, police said.

The woman was walking near York Avenue and E. 89th Street around 1 p.m. Thursday when a man snatched her purse, according to police.

The woman fell to the ground and the thief took off westbound down E. 89th Street, police said.

The fall broke the woman’s left shoulder. She was taken to Cornell Hospital in stable condition.

The purse had a value of about $115, police said.

The NYPD released surveillance video of the suspect on Saturday. Police believe he’s in his 20s.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.