72-year-old woman mugged in apartment building in Mott Haven, police say

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Thursday, November 19, 2015

MOTT HAVEN, Bronx (WABC) -- Police are looking for a suspect who targeted an elderly woman in her building in the Bronx.

Around 8 p.m. Tuesday, the suspect got on the elevator with a 72-year-old woman in her apartment building on East 137th Street in the Bronx.

When she got off on the seventh floor, the suspect sprayed her in the face with an unknown substance and threw her to the ground, according to the New York City Police Department. The suspect then took her purse and fled.

The suspect is described as a light-skinned Hispanic man who is about 5 feet 6 inches tall and 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue Yankees baseball hat, a black waist-length jacket, blue jeans and red sneakers. The suspect also has a tattoo on the back of his neck.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).