Victim Says Suspects Made Off With $4,000 In Cash

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for two men who they say attacked a Bronx woman in her home and took her purse filled with $4,000 in cash late last month.

“Every time, my mind flash, and it scares me,” the 78-year-old victim, Gloria Fried, told CBS 2’s Derricke Dennis on Friday.

The suspects approached Fried in the entryway of her Baychester home on June 27 and asked to use the bathroom, Dennis reported.

When she refused, they rushed inside and one of the suspects held her down in a chair at gunpoint while the other stole her purse, Dennis reported.

“I screamed out when they held me down,” Fried said.

The purse contained $4,000 in cash that she had just withdrawn from a nearby bank as well as her IDs, medical and bank cards, Dennis reported.

Fried said she believes the suspects knew she had been at the bank.

The two suspects fled the scene in a silver two-door car, police said. Investigators believe a third suspect may have been driving the vehicle.

No arrests have been made.

“I hope they catch them,” Fried said. “I want them to get caught.”

Police have released surveillance video of the suspects walking away after the attack.

Fried was not hurt in the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), go to the Crime Stoppers website or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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