A Syosset man awoke early Tuesday morning to use the bathroom, only to find a burglar ruffling through his wife's purse, police said.
According to cops, the 72-year-old male woke up at 3:30 a.m. to use the facilities, only to discover the male, described as either white or light-skinned Hispanic, holding his wife's pocketbook.
The suspect fled the scene via the back door with an unknown amount of money. No injuries were reported. The suspect is described as 6 feet tall, 20-30 years old, and he was wearing a knit cap and dark pants.
Detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
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