NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An arrest has been made in the brutal beating of an elderly woman inside the lobby of her West Village apartment building over the summer.

Leroy Wright, 59, of Brooklyn, was charged with robbery and assault Thursday.

Police say he followed the 81-year-old woman into her apartment building near West 13th Street and Seventh Avenue on the night of August 2.

Surveillance video showed the suspect punching the victim several times in the head before running off with her purse.


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