Suspect in Queens, Manhattan elevator robberies in custody


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Photo courtesy of NYPD
Photo courtesy of NYPD

This man allegedly robbed four woman in Manhattan and Queens apartment building elevators.

A man wanted in connection to four New York City elevator robberies, including one in Queens, is being question by authorities, according to police and media reports.

In each attack, the suspect followed the victim into an apartment building, then the elevator and stole the woman’s property, said the NYPD. During three of the incidents the suspect displayed a gun.

The first robbery occurred in Far Rockaway on December 4, around 8:30 p.m., when the suspect followed a 58-year-old woman into the elevator of her apartment and demanded her purse. The victim refused and he forcibly removed it from her and fled.

The suspect then moved on to Manhattan.

On December 8, he first stole a handbag and cell phone from a 28-year-old woman in an East Village apartment building around 1 a.m.

Later that same day, around 10:50 p.m., the suspect followed an 85-year-old woman into a West Village apartment building at 305 West 13th Street. Once in the elevator, he knocked the elderly victim to the ground and took cash and property from her. The woman was not hurt.

He last struck a Gramercy Park building in the early evening hours of December 9, stealing a handbag from another female victim.

Footage of the suspect robbing an elderly woman in the elevator of a West Village apartment building.