Robbery Caught on Tape
BRONX– Cops are looking for a man who robbed an 80-year old inside a Bronx elevator.
Cops say the thug roughed up and robbed an elderly man inside the elevator inside a Foxhurst apartment building before making off with $300.
Investigators released surveillance video of the mugging. At around 1 pm on April 19, the man dressed in an orange shirt and a baseball cap, followed the senior into the elevator.
When the car reached the fourth floor the suspect engaged in conversation with the elderly man. Then he pushed the 80-year-old to the ground and riffled through his pockets. The thief found $300 in cash and fled.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male who is approximately 30 years-old. Cops say the suspect is approximately 5 foot 9 and weighs around 170lbs.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All calls are strictly confidential.