NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Video shows an 80-year-old man riding an elevator when his fellow passenger turns and robs him.
It happened Thursday afternoon in a building near East 12th Street and Avenue C in the East Village.READ MORE: New York City Announces First-In-The-Nation Vaccine Mandate For Private Companies
Police say the man had asked the victim for a cigarette outside the building, then followed him into the lobby of the building and into the elevator.
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🚨Do you know this man? Please give us a call. He’s wanted for robbing an elderly victim.🚨 pic.twitter.com/Ft6wV1tLYu
— NYPD 9th Precinct (@NYPD9Pct) October 29, 2021
The man then allegedly displayed a box cutter, demanded money and took $60 from the victim’s pocket.
The victim was not injured.MORE NEWS: Westchester County Issues State Of Emergency As COVID-19 Hospitalizations Double
Anyone who has information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.