Armed robbers tie up elderly woman in Brooklyn

Police say the female suspect rang the victim's doorbell, allowing the other suspects to force their way in once the victim opened the door. (NYPD)
Police released a sketch of the female suspect. (NYPD)

Police are searching for five armed suspects who tied up and robbed an 87-year-old woman in her Brooklyn home last month, police said.

A female suspect rang the victim’s doorbell at approximately 6:30 p.m. on June 15, police said. When the victim opened the door, four male suspects forced their way into the home.

The suspects displayed a firearm and proceeded to tie up the elderly woman, police said. They took jewelery and then fled on foot.

Police released a video of all of the suspects and a sketch of the female suspect. The male suspects ranged in height from 5-foot-7 to 6-foot-2, police said. The female suspect was 5-foot-1.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers’ website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.


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