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Robber threatens woman, eight children inside elevator

The suspect removed jewelry from the victim and then fled the building on a bicycle. (NYPD) The suspect removed jewelry from the victim and then fled the building on a bicycle. (NYPD)

Police are searching for an armed man they say robbed a woman in front of eight children inside a Brooklyn elevator on Monday.

The suspect followed the victim, 39, into 1711 Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant at 2:30 p.m. and boarded the elevator with the woman and the eight children who were in her care. The man then simulated a gun, removed the woman's jewelry and fled on a bicycle, police said.

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.