Elderly Woman Followed to Front Door by Man, Robbed in Her Own Chelsea Home: NYPD - NBC New York

Elderly Woman Followed to Front Door by Man, Robbed in Her Own Chelsea Home: NYPD

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    Violent Robbery in Chelsea Has Residents on Edge

    An 80-year-old woman who was robbed in her apartment building in Chelsea has community members on edge. Marc Santia reports.

    (Published Friday, April 13, 2018)

    An elderly woman was robbed and injured by a man who followed her to her Manhattan front door and pushed his way inside, police say. 

    The woman was robbed in her home at West 28th Street and Eighth Avenue in Chelsea about 4 p.m. after the man somehow got into the complex, according to authorities. 

    The suspect is believed to have gotten away with $170. Video from the scene shows detectives dusting for fingerprints. 

    Meanwhile, neighbors are on edge after the terrifying robbery. 

    Elderly Woman Attacked and Robbed in Her Chelsea Apartment

    [NY] Elderly Woman Attacked and Robbed in Her Chelsea Apartment

    An elderly woman was hurt during a home invasion in Manhattan, police say. Ida Siegal reports.

    (Published Friday, April 13, 2018)

    “It's frightening. I mean no matter what age you are, whether you’re 20, 30, 50 or 70 or 90 ... we do have security around here, but I guess maybe it’s not enough,” said Ivy Eig, a resident in the apartment complex.

    Police are not sure how the robber got inside, but the building doesn't have a doorman because it was something the complex had voted against.

    "It's quite frightening," said neighbor Wendell Love. "I think that we need a little bit more security."

    The woman was not seriously injured.

    Anyone with information about the attacker should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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