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Robber Forces Way Into 82-Year-Old’s Red Hook Home

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A robber pushed his way into an 82-year-old woman’s Red Hook apartment Tuesday afternoon after she returned home from running errands and withdrawing cash from an ATM, CBS New York reports.

As Elsie Felder was opening her door, a man pushed her into her apartment, forcing his way in, according to the report. He ordered her not to look at him as he forced her into a bedroom and pushed her face-down onto a bed, Felder told CBS.

The man went through the contents of Felder’s purse and took 70 dollars before fleeing, according to the report. The victim was not injured during the incident.

The NYPD says it did not have a record of the event when BKLYNER called Thursday morning for further information. A description of the suspect has not yet been released.

Anyone with information in regard 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 or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

 

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