Police are looking for a man they say forced himself into an elderly woman’s Bronx home earlier this week and attacked her before getting away with a few hundred dollars.
On April 18 at about 10:15 a.m., the suspect forced the 84-year-old victim into her apartment inside a building near Hull Avenue and East 209th Street, according to authorities.
When they were inside the apartment, the man allegedly forced the elderly woman to sit, choked her and demanded money, cops said. The suspect then searched the apartment and ran away with $335.
The victim suffered bruising on her neck and hip pain, but refused medical attention.
Police have released a surveillance video of the wanted suspect.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.