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Man Tries to Rob Woman in Bronx Elevator, Police Say

By Ben Fractenberg | February 7, 2013 4:11pm

MOUNT HOPE — Police are looking for a man who allegedly tried to mug a 27-year-old woman in a Bronx elevator last week.

The incident happened about 11:15 a.m. Jan. 31 when the suspect followed the woman into the elevator of a building on Grand Concourse and pretended to have a gun, police said. 

The woman resisted his attempts to rob her and he ran off, according to the NYPD.

Police described the suspect as a man in his 40s with glasses and a goatee. He was last seen wearing a khaki-colored overcoat.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.