New surveillance video attained from the March 26 incident (Video via NYPD)
Police have released new video of the suspect wanted for at least five incidents which have targeted elderly women — some with brutal outcomes.
The video footage above is from a surveillance system near Ocean Parkway and Beverley Road in Kensington, the location of the most recent incident on record which took place Saturday, March 26 at approximately 4:38pm.
According to cops, the suspect followed an 83-year-old woman into her building. Once the victim was inside of her apartment, the suspect knocked on her door. After she opened the door, the suspect hit her in the face with a hard object. The suspect did not remove any items from her home and fled the building in an unknown direction.
The suspect is identified as a male, black, 40-60 years old, 5’10”, and last seen wearing a black jacket.
At the 78th Precinct Community Council Meeting that took place Wednesday night, Captain Frank DiGiacomo said, “all our resources, all our personnel are focused on this case. We have to catch this guy.” The precinct also provided posters to distribute around the community with photos and information about the incident.
Footage from violent incident in Kensington on March 26. (Video via NYPD)
Of the four other incidents that have taken place, three of them have been located in the Park Slope neighborhood, and one in Queens.
On Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at approximately 5:00pm in the vicinity of Myrtle Avenue and Weirfield Street (in Ridgewood, Queens), an unidentified male followed a 76-year-old female into his residence, police say. As the victim reached the door, the suspect put his hands over her mouth and pushed her inside. He demanded money at knife point and then pointed a firearm at an 87-year-old male demanding more money. The suspect fled with approximately $800.
On Thursday, February 11, 2016 at approximately 2:30pm, the suspect entered the home of a 71-year-old woman. The suspect struck the victim in the head with a handgun and then demanded money. That incident took place in the vicinity of 6th Avenue and Prospect Place.
On Wednesday March 2, 2016, at approximately 1:00pm, the suspect approached 91-year-old Elizabeth Gioino from behind as she entered 551 9th Street (between 8th Avenue and Prospect Park West). The suspect then placed her in a chokehold and displayed a handgun.
On Saturday, March 19, 2016, at approximately 5:15pm in the vicinity of Prospect Place and Carlton Avenue, an unidentified male followed a 43-year-old male into his residence and then demanded money. The suspect then observed an 81-year-old female, approached her with both a handgun and boxcutter, and demanded money. The suspect fled on foot with approximately $330. There were no injuries as a result of this incident.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting your tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Police say all calls are confidential.