New images show suspect in attacks on elderly - Metro US

New images show suspect in attacks on elderly

Police have intensified their hunt for a serial robber who has been targeting the elderly in two boroughs with acts of violence before stealing from them.

The NYPD has released new images of the suspect, described as a black man between 40 and 60 years old, 5-foot-10 to 6 feet tall and about 250 pounds. The images were captured around the most recent attack on March 26, when the suspect allegedly hit an 83-year-old woman in the face with a hard object after he knocked on the door of her apartment at Ocean Parkway and Beverly Road in Brooklyn before fleeing empty-handed, police reported.

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On March 19, the same suspect allegedly demanded money from an 81-year-old woman and 43-year-old man in a building at Prospect Place and Carlton Avenue in Brooklyn, according to police, who added that he threatened the pair with a boxcutter and gun before fleeing with $330.

On Wednesday, March 2, at 555 Ninth St. in Brooklyn, police stated that the suspect followed a 91-year-old woman, placed her in a chokehold and took her money before also robbing at gunpoint a 50-year-old man who happened upon the incident. The suspect fled with $370.

On Feb. 11, the suspect allegedly followed a 71-year-old woman into her residence at Prospect Place and Sixth Avenue in Brooklyn, where he robbed her of $375 after hitting her in the mouth, causing a laceration, and attempting to tie her up, according to police.

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The suspect’s first robbery was reported on Jan. 20 and took place near Myrtle Avenue and Weirfield Street in Queens, authorities have stated. The suspect followed a 76-year-old woman into her home and demanded money from her and an 87-year-old man while threatening them with a knife and gun.

Anyone with information in regards to these robberies 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 tips at www.NYPDcrimestoppers.comor by texting to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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