The NYPD has released this silent surveillance video in an attempt to track down a suspect wanted for violently mugging an elderly woman in a West Village elevator on Saturday night. As you can see in the video below, the perpetrator loitered in the lobby of a building at 305 West 13th Street until the victim entered the elevator. Around the 50 second mark, she attempts to leave, at which point her assailant shoves her to the elevator floor and steals her purse.

Police Seek Man Who Mugged 85-Year-Old Woman In West Village Elevator from Gothamist on Vimeo.

The robbery happened at approximately 10:50 p.m. Fortunately, the victim did not sustain any serious injuries. According to investigators, the suspect is a black male, approximately 35 years old, 6'0" to 6'3", 200 to 230 lbs; wearing a brown sweatshirt and a brown winter hat.


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. All calls are strictly confidential.

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