05/01/2013 06:01 pm ET

Friendly Robber Helped Victim Run Errands Before Holding Him Up, Cops Say


EAST VILLAGE -- Police are on the hunt for a suspect who befriended an elderly man on the street, offering to help him run errands before robbing him while walking him home.

At about 1 p.m. on Jan. 29, the suspect approached the 81-year-old victim on East 3rd Street and Avenue B and befriended the man by offering to help him run errands, police said.

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