Police search for man who robbed woman of $2 in Harlem elevator

HARLEM, Manhattan (WABC) -- Police want to find the heartless thief who offered to help a 74-year-old woman, and then robbed her of her last two dollars.

It happened Saturday afternoon in the vicinity of West 122 Street and Manhattan Avenue in Harlem.

Police say the suspect proceeded to pick up one of the victim's grocery bags and assist her into the lobby of her residential apartment building.

He then went with her into the elevator. Once inside the elevator, the man demanded the victim's money, and took $2 in cash from her.

The NYPD issued a description of the suspect:
Male, black, 45 to 50 years-old, 5'8" to 5'10", 200lbs to 220lbs,, with a mustache. He was last seen wearing glasses, a tan/mustard colored hoodie, and a multicolored hat.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

* More Manhattan news
* Send us a news tip
* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts
Copyright © 2022 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.