Stranger Breaks Into Woman's Apartment in East Village, Stabs, Robs Her: Police

What to Know

  • Police are investigating after a man broke into a 31-year-old woman's East Village apartment Sunday night and stabbed and robbed her
  • The woman was taken to Bellevue Hospital with wounds to the torso, hands and arms, cops say; she's in serious but stable condition
  • The man took off with $500; police are looking for the attacker

A woman was robbed and stabbed in her East Village apartment Sunday night, and police are searching for the man who attacked her, they say. 

A man wearing a red shirt with white stripes broke into the 31-year-old woman's apartment on Avenue B, near East 13th Street, and stabbed the victim with a steak knife sometime after 8:30 p.m., police sources say. 

The woman was stabbed in the torso, arms and hands, according to police. The man then took $500 and ran away.

A friend found the victim at about 11 p.m. and called police. 

The woman was taken to Bellevue Hospital. 

Investigation was continuing Monday, and police officers were stationed outside the apartment building. 

Neighbors were stunned to hear of the violent attack. 

"That kind of puts an unsettling feeling on you, especially since I have a daughter," said Stefanie Nieves. "It's like, you're not even safe in your own home." 

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