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Police: Suspect Arrested In Brooklyn Elevator Robbery Of Daycare Worker

Oneil Borgella, 36, Faces Robbery, Menacing And Other Charges
Suspect wanted for robbing a woman inside an elevator full of children (credit: NYPD)

Suspect wanted for robbing a woman inside an elevator full of children (credit: NYPD)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A suspect wanted for robbing a Brooklyn daycare worker at gunpoint in front of a group of children in an elevator has been arrested, police said Thursday.

Oneil Borgella, 36, faces robbery, menacing and other charges, police said.

On Aug. 12, police said Borgella followed the 39-year-old woman and eight children into an elevator at a building on Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

The woman said the suspect ordered her to hand over her jewelry and then pointed a gun at her and demanded cash.

“I said ‘I don’t have any money,'” the woman, whose name is being withheld to protect her identity, told CBS 2’s Weijia Jiang last week. “He put the gun more in my face and said, ‘If you don’t give it to me, I’ll kill you in front of these kids.’”

At the time of the incident, the group was returning from the park to the daycare center, which is located at the building.

No one was injured and the suspect fled on a bicycle, police said. The entire incident was captured on surveillance video.

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