NYPD video released on Sunday shows a con man brutalizing and robbing a man in a wheelchair on a Staten Island bus earlier this month, police said.
The brazen robbery happened around 9 p.m. on August 13 on the S40 MTA bus, cops said.
The robber stood up directly behind the 64-year-old male victim, who was in a wheelchair, and pulled $250 cash from his shirt pocket as the bus stopped at Clinton Avenue and Richmond Terrace , the cops said.
The man in the wheelchair rose briefly as if to follow the thief, then sat back down. The thief got off the bus and fled in an unknown direction. The victim was not injured.
The scammer is described as a man in his 20s, who is 5’7″ and 160 pounds, cops said. He was last seen wearing a black “TLC” t-shirt, Nike basketball shorts black, white socks and black sandals.
Police also released surveillance video of the scammer at a store at 1 Richmond Terrace.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA ( 74782). The public can also submit tips by logging on to the Crime Stoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/, on Twitter @NYPDTips.