An explosion could be heard from the middle of the building just after 2 p.m. before the fire spread to all six of the apartments at 94 Saratoga Avenue, displacing all six families that lived there.
The suspect followed the 88-year-old woman into a building before he attacked and robbed her, police said.
Authorities said that in all of the robberies, the suspect approaches victims and states that he believes they are responsible for either a robbery or an assault of his niece.
Police say Kenneth Risher has been charged with murder in connection with the stabbing of a driver who lost control of his SUV before hitting and killing a 13-year-old girl.
A tragedy on a Brooklyn street leaves two people dead, including a 13-year-old girl who was killed right in front of her home.
Aubrey Mercurius’ girlfriend told police she heard an argument in the apartment and got out of bed to find a man fleeing and her boyfriend bleeding from a gunshot wound.