An 85 year-old woman was mugged in a West Village elevator in NYC and the whole thing was captured on the elevator’s surveillance camera. The elderly woman – Yvonne Sherwell walks into the elevator when the man rushes in, knocks Yvonne down, then proceeds to take her valuables. The 85 year-old Yvonne said that she begged the man not to take her wedding ring but he did anyway.
In the video, you can see the man pacing back and forth in the building’s lobby and waiting for the woman to enter the elevator. When Yvonne does, he immediately follows her in and is seeing shoving Yvonne to the ground and grabbing her purse.
The attack happened at 305 West 13th St in Manhattan. The man was described as a Black male, 35 years old, 6 feet tall and 200 pounds.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577 TIPS (8477). Tips can also be submitted at NYPD Crime Stoppers or by texting tips to 274637 and entering TIP577.
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