NYPD: Suspect threatened to kill woman during robbery inside elevator


NEW YORK – Police are looking for two people allegedly caught on camera robbing a 74-year-old woman inside an elevator in Brooklyn.

It happened at a building on 21st Street between Mermaid and Surf Avenues in Coney Island at around 11:30 a.m. on June 15. 

Video shows the suspects and a woman inside an elevator. One suspect stepped away and the other allegedly threatened to kill her unless she handed over her purse.

The suspects got away with $600, police said. 

The woman was not hurt.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or via DM on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.  





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