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.
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.