Maria Vasquez who is 93 years old did something she rarely does . She decided to go out. It may not sound like much, but for Maria it was a huge task. She had survived three strokes, and had to be helped by a career, so it meant a quick trip to the shop was a lot harder then it would have been years ago.
Maria and her caretaker stopped by a bank in East Harlem, to take out some money for food, and to treat Marie to a pair of comfy shoes. Maria was enjoying her shopping trip until something unfortunate happened. While she was shopping in Regine’s department store, a man with long hair stood behind Maria and reached into her shirt! It was unbelievable! Maria was unaware that a stranger had just reached into her shirt and grabbed her money. Maria kept her money in her bra for safe keeping.
Maria needed the to pay for her rent, and food. It is shocking to see someone stealing money in such a way. By the time Maria had resized what happened it was too late, the thief had left the store.
Word about what happened soon spread around New York and the thief was quickly dubbed the ‘worst person in New York’.
Two days after the incident police soon caught the thief. It was a 26 year old from Brooklyn. The ‘worst person in New York’ has been charged with two counts of robbery, one count of grand larceny, and one count of criminal possession of stolen property.
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