The NYPD has released information about a suspect wanted in connection to a robbery on an elevator last Saturday afternoon.
According to the NYPD, the man followed a 44-year-old woman into an elevator on First Avenue and Third Street (presumably Village View). As the doors closed, the man pulled out what looks like a screwdriver and demanded her wallet.
He reportedly took $100 from the wallet and handed it back to the woman.
🚨WANTED🚨for a ROBBERY @ 1st Avenue and East 3rd Street #EastVillage #Manhattan @NYPD9pct on 8/22/20 @ 4:14PM 💰Reward up to $2500🕶Seen him? Know who he is?☎️Call 1-800-577-TIPS or DM us!📞Calls are CONFIDENTIAL! #YourCityYourCall @NYPDShea @NYPDDetectives @NYPDChiefofDept pic.twitter.com/TOe8yeortL— NYPD Crime Stoppers (@NYPDTips) August 27, 2020
In separate incident on Wednesday, a man tore off a gold necklace — valued at $2,000 — from the neck off an 86-year-old woman while she waited for an elevator at Peter Cooper Village on First Avenue. The Daily News has more details here.
🚨WANTED🚨for Robbery August 26, 2020 at 1:46PM, 1st Ave/Cooper Rd, Manhattan @NYPD13PCT.💰💰 up to $2500👀Seen him?Know who he is?📞Call 1-800-577-TIPS or📲DM us!☎️Calls are CONFIDENTIAL! #YourCityYourCall #NYPDDetectives #nypdshea #nypdchiefofpatrol #nypdcab #manhattanda pic.twitter.com/P2GzmS7HNW— NYPD Crime Stoppers (@NYPDTips) August 27, 2020