The NYPD is still searching for an armed robber who tried to rob the house of an 83-year-old woman last Saturday. The suspect is believed to be armed, and according to the police department, the robber seems to be involved in other cases as well.
Last Saturday, NYPD declared that it has received a 911 call from an 83-year-old woman from Brooklyn. The woman told the police officers that arrived at the scene that a man struck her in the face. Upon recovering, the victim declared that her belongings were left untouched.
NYPD has its reason to believe that this case was not unique and that the attacks are specifically targeting elderly citizens. According to the police’s affidavits, the robber, who was identified as being a black male, probably in his 40s or 60s, committed a similar act on the 19th of March. The Police said that the robber held an elderly woman at gunpoint and managed to escape with approximately 300 dollars.
Upon further investigation, NYPD discovered that the same man was involved in another armed robbery case which took place at the beginning of March. According to the witness’s testimony, which in this case was a 91-year old woman, the robber, grabbed her from behind and tried to choke her.
The scene was witness by a 50-year-old man who was passing by. According to the man’s testimony, the assailant was trying to push the victim into a vestibule. Upon spotting the other witness, the robber pulled out his gun and threatened both of them.
This time, the robber managed to flee the scene of the crime with 370 dollars in his pocket. But, it would seem that these weren’t the only robberies committed by the thief. According to the police, in mid-January, a 76-year-old woman and another elderly man reported that an armed robber made off with their valuables after holding them at gunpoint.
NYPD are currently combing out Brooklyn and Queens to discover the fleeing armed robber. The police department said that last time he was seen, the male robber, who is also black, wore a black jacket. Moreover, the suspect is believed to be in his 40s or 60s and has a height of 5 foot 10.
Representatives from the force said that until the robber is apprehended, senior citizens from these neighborhoods should stay indoors. Moreover, if anyone sees a person fitting the description, he or she should immediately dial 911 because the suspect is probably armed and extremely dangerous.