Cops looking for man who mugged woman in East Village building

Jan21 Mugger

Surveillance photo of robbery suspect

Police are looking for a man who robbed a woman in the elevator of her East Village building.

It was on Thursday, January 14 around 8:45 p.m. when the man confronted the woman in the elevator, simulated a gun and demanded her money. The victim, 27, turned over $150 in cash, which the mugger took and fled the scene.

Police didn’t release the victim’s exact address, but said the building was on East 12th Street and Third Avenue.

The suspect was last seen wearing a dark winter jacket and a dark winter hat.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips and TIP577 to 274637 (CRIMES). All calls are strictly confidential.

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