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NYPD Hunts Man Who Mugged Queens Woman In An Elevator

Police say this man mugged a woman in a Queens elevator on Dec. 4, 2012. (credit: NYPD)

Police say this man mugged a woman in a Queens elevator on Dec. 4, 2012. (credit: NYPD)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The New York Police Department wants your help identifying the man seen on video robbing a woman of her purse.

The incident took place Tuesday at about 8 p.m. in Queens. That’s when police say the mugger followed the victim into the elevator. The victim, 58, was threatened and pushed, police said. The mugger allegedly acted as though he had a gun.

The mugger took the purse and ran off. The victim was not injured.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers. You can call them at 1-800-677-TIPS (8477) – all calls are kept confidential. You can also text your tip to 274637 (CRIMES) and then enter TIP577. You can also submit a tip through the Crime Stoppers website.