Published on Dec 10, 2012
The police are looking for a man who was captured on video knocking down an 85-year-old woman in the elevator of her West Village apartment building and stealing her bag. The man is at least six feet tall and weighs at least 200 pounds, the police said.
The mugging happened at 305 West 13th Street on Saturday around 10:50 p.m. In surveillance video released by the police, the man, who towers over the woman, enters the lobby just behind her, waving at her as he walks past her.
He then settles into a chair in the lobby, gets up and speaks to the woman, and eventually follows her to the elevator.