Thief steals $600 social security cash hidden inside 93-year-old woman’s braBy Mason White 4:41 AM September 12, 2016
By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A heartless man was arrested on a charge of theft after allegedly stealing the social security money from an elderly woman, according to police in New York.
The New York Police Department said that they have arrested 26-year-old Broyoan Lopez of Brooklyn, after being accused of pulling $600 in cash from the bra of 93-year-old Maria Vasquez of Manhattan.
Lopez was charged with two counts of robbery, and one count each of grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.
He was booked into jail, and his bail was set at $25,000.
The video of the theft was uploaded to the Internet. Good Samaritans quickly launched a Go Fund Me campaign, and raised $1,921 for the elderly woman.
According to the police investigation, Lopez watched as Vasquez withdrew $600 from a bank. He then followed her into an apparel store, where he grabbed the cash from her bra.
Lopez then fled from the scene, but was later arrested.
Regines department store owner Josh Cohen, gave the woman the pair of slippers she wanted to buy at the apparel store and $600 in cash.