Police arrest suspect in robbery of elderly woman in Bronx elevator

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Lucy Yang has more from the Mt. Eden section.

Police have arrested a suspect in the robbery of an elderly woman in a Bronx elevator.

Homer Griffin, 50, of the Bronx, was charged with robbery and menacing.

According to the NYPD, on Friday afternoon an 81-year-old woman entered the elevator of a residential building at Grand Concourse and Marcy Place.

She was followed by the suspect, who pretended to help her out of the elevator, then physically threatened her with an unknown object and forcibly removed $200 from her pocketbook before fleeing the scene, police said.

There were no reported injuries.

Anyone with information in regards to this robbery is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
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