The NYPD has arrested a man whom they say is responsible for a string of elevator muggings in Manhattan and Far Rockaway. Freddie Keitt, 33, is charged with multiple robbery counts in connection with four elevator incidents. The most recent occurred on Saturday night when Keitt allegedly followed an 85-year-old woman into the elevator of her building at 305 West 13th Street, shoved her to the floor, and made off with her purse. Police say Keitt is also the perpetrator of these three elevator muggings:

  • On December 4th at 10:30 p.m., Keitt, allegedly armed with a gun, followed the victim, a 58-year-old Hispanic female into the elevator of her apartment building in Far Rockaway. He demanded her purse; the victim refused and police say Keitt "forcibly removed it from her and fled the location."
  • At 12:45 a.m. on December 8th, Keitt, again allegedly armed with a gun, followed a 28-year-old Asian female into the elevator of her apartment building in the East Village "and demanded her property. The victim complied and the suspect fled with the victim's handbag and cell phone."
  • And on December 9th at 5:35 p.m., Keitt was allegedly packing heat when he followed another Asian female, 22, into the elevator of her Gramercy apartment building. After flashing the piece and demanding her purse, the victim complied, and Keitt allegedly fled.

After Keitt was in custody, surveillance images from the robberies helped investigators connect him to the other three incidents. Acccording to the NYPD, he is "Undomiciled."