Elderly Man Held Up at Gunpoint in LES Elevator, Police Say

By Julie Shapiro on December 7, 2012 1:53pm 

 Police are looking for this man in connection with an attempted robbery at 300 Cherry St., the NYPD said.
Police are looking for this man in connection with an attempted robbery at 300 Cherry St., the NYPD said.
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LOWER EAST SIDE — Cops are searching for a suspect who allegedly tried to rob an elderly man at gunpoint in the elevator of a Lower East Side building last month.

The suspect followed the 73-year-old victim into the elevator at 300 Cherry St. about 7 p.m. Nov. 28, police said.

He then pulled out a black gun and demanded money and the victim's cellphone, but when the victim said he did not have any money, the suspect fled, police said.

Police described the suspect as a 20-to-25-year-old man, 5-foot-11, 160 pounds, last seen wearing a long black hooded coat.

Anyone with information 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 to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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