NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Friday were asking to help them find two suspects who robbed a woman at gunpoint in a Coney Island, Brooklyn elevator.
The robbery happened around 3:55 p.m. in a building at Mermaid Avenue and West 29th Street in Brooklyn, police said.
The 55-year-old woman was followed into the elevator by two men, and when the elevator reached the eighth floor, one of the suspects pulled a gun and grabbed the woman’s purse, police said.
Both suspects then ran off with the purse, which contained a wallet, $120, a cellphone and miscellaneous items, police said. The woman was not injured.
The first suspect who pulled the gun was described as a black male in his late teens or early 20s, standing about 5 feet 7 inches tall with a slim build, police said. He was last seen wearing a black do-rag, a black waist-length Moncler jacket, and blue jeans.
The other suspect was described as a black male about 30 years old, standing about 6 feet 1 inch tall with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a red Yankees baseball cap, a waist-length jacket, and a red plaid scarf around his face. His hear was braided, and both his ears were pierced, police said.
Police have released a surveillance video of the suspects.
Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.
Check Out These Other Stories From CBSNewYork.com:
- Bernie, Hillary Take Battle For Democratic Nomination Back To The Debate Stage
- NY Man Arrested After Waving Gun-Like Object Behind Live Television Reporter
- Jury Delivers Guilty Verdict In Trial Of Rookie NYPD Officer Who Fatally Shot Akai Gurley
- Black History Month: Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm’s 1972 Presidential Run