Adrienne Terry
New York City Police Department

New York City police officers believe that Adrienne Terry, 37, grabbed 86-year-old Bernice Starnes' purse around 9 a.m. as she was sitting in her wheelchair outside her building in the Bronx, the New York Daily News reports.

Terry allegedly walked up to Starnes, grabbed her pocketbook and took off as Starnes yelled after her.

"She said to me, ‘Good morning,’ then took my purse and said, ‘Yeah, it is a good morning,’" said Starnes.

Terry was caught on camera throwing out the bag after removing $100 in cash and a bank card from it, police say.


According to the Daily News, police continue to search for Terry and asked for the public's help after releasing a photo of her. She's described as 5 feet 6 inches and 240 pounds, with a dark complexion and heavy build.

Read more at the New York Daily News.