Police are looking for a robber who beat and robbed a woman in an elevator in the Bronx yesterday. The incident happened around 9:25 a.m. at a building on Washington Avenue. As you can see in the surveillance video below, the perp hangs around in the lobby, then follows the 57-year-old victim onto the elevator; he gets out one floor below the victim, then surprises her one stop later, pushing her back in and assaulting her.

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The suspect took an unknown amount of money from the victim before fleeing. He is described as 17-20 years-old, 5'11" in height, thin build, wearing a black Polo Jacket, black sweat pants and a black hat with a red stripe.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website, or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.