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Video Shows Thief Mugging Elderly Man in Bronx Elevator, Police Say

By Dan Rivoli | October 4, 2012 11:26am

THE BRONX — Cops are looking for a suspect who violently beat a 69-year-old man inside a Hunts Point building elevator and stole his chain.

Surveillance video from the incident on Sept. 26 shows the suspect following the man into an elevator, then pummeling him before grabbing the chain.

Cops would not disclose the exact address of the alleged attack.

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition.

The suspect is described as man in his 20s, about 5-foot-4 with a thin build and short black hair.

Tips about the attack can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be submitted at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.