An 89-year-old woman with a walker was followed into her Brooklyn apartment building and put in a choke hold during a robbery on Saturday, police said.

Cops are hunting for two persons suspected in the robbery.

Police said a man and a woman followed the victim into the elevator. The man put the victim in a choke hold as the woman removed her pocketbook with bank cards and an unknown amount of cash.

The pair then fled the scene.


The man is described as black, 6-feet tall and 200 pounds. He was wearing a light brown jacket, dark jeans and brown ski cap, police said.

The woman is described as black, wearing a dark jacket and jeans and red shoes.

Anyone with information about the information is asked to anonymously call NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or submit tips online.

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