Police Arrest Suspected Robber Who Followed Woman, 8 Kids into Elevator
The suspect is accused of robbing the woman in front of her day care charges
Thursday, Aug 22, 2013 Updated at 4:26 PM EDT
Oneil Borgella, 36, allegedly followed the day care worker and children into the elevator in Bedford-Stuyvesant after they took a trip to a local park. He threatened the woman with a gun and stole her jewelry before fleeing on a bicycle, police said.
The victim recalled to NBC 4 New York, "He said 'give me the money.' I said I don't have any money. He said, 'give it to me right now or I'll kill you in front of these kids."
The victim complied with the thief's demands to hand over her gold chain, a bracelet and a ring. The entire incident was caught on surveillance video, and the suspect was also captured strolling away from the crime scene on a bicycle.
"I was crying," said the victim. "I was terrified. I wasn't screaming because my kids were there."
Borgella was charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree menacing and acting in a manner injurious to a child. It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney.