71-Year-Old Woman Assaulted, Robbed by Another Woman in Bronx Elevator: Police

A woman assaulted and robbed a 71-year-old woman in a Bronx elevator, police said Sunday. 

The victim went into an elevator in a residential building at Cruger Avenue and Pelham Parkway on Saturday and was followed by a woman, the NYPD said. 

The suspect hit the victim in the stomach and took her belongings, then fled, police said. 

The suspect is about 5 feet, 9 inches tall and 190 pounds with long braids, police said. She was last seen wearing a brown jacket and brown pants. 

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. 

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