Elderly Woman Attacked and Robbed in Coney Island

Elderly Woman Attacked and Robbed in Coney Island

This past Sunday night, January 29th, around 8:30pm, an elderly woman was shoved and robbed of her belongings inside a lobby of a residential building near West 33rd and Surf Avenue.

The unidentified attacker pushed her from behind causing her to slam her head into a wall, took her purse containing approximately $60 and credit cards.  The victim was taken to Coney Island Hospital with minor injuries.

Police are looking for the individual you can see in the image, described as a black man, last seen wearing a black hoody jacket, burgundy sweatpants and black and gray sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS 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 texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.


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