What to Know
- A woman in her 80s was pushed to the ground and robbed during a home invasion in Brooklyn Christmas morning, police say
- According to NYPD, the incident occurred around 7 a.m. as the woman waited for her home health attendant to show up
- It is unclear what was taken during the home invasion robbery, police say; The victim was not seriously injured and the suspect fled
An elderly woman says she was pushed to the ground and robbed during a home invasion in Brooklyn Christmas morning, police say.
The 88-year-old woman, Luybov Faynshteyn, said she had unlocked her door on West 25th Street for her home health attendant who was on the way, she told News 4 New York in Russian.
That's when the attacker slipped in. He grabbed Faynshteyn with one hand and hit her with the other, all the time trying to open drawers and rummage through things, she said. Finally she was able to grab her panic button by the bed and screamed for help, prompting him to run off.
It is unclear what exactly was taken during the home invasion robbery, police say.
Faynshteyn spent the morning in the hospital before doctors sent her home. She said she's grateful she's alive and going home.