Perp attacks two in Park Slope

Police are looking for a man, they say, attacked and robbed an elderly woman and robbed a man that attempted to intervene on Wednesday, March 2 in Park Slope.

According to police reports, at about 1 p.m., a 91-year-old woman was approached and then grabbed from behind as she entered a building located at 555 Ninth Street, between Eighth Avenue and Prospect Park West.

The attacker allegedly placed the woman in a chokehold, and then flashed a handgun, demanding her money. During the attack, a 50-year-old man came across the two in the lobby, and was also subsequently robbed at gunpoint. The suspect then fled, making off with approximately $370.

Photo courtesy of the NYPD.
Photo courtesy of the NYPD.

The individual is described as a black male, between 40 and 50 years old, 5’10” to 6′ and 250 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark colored hooded sweater, black jacket, black wool cap, black gloves, light colored pants and dark colored shoes.

Anyone with information regarding the theft is asked to called NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the crime stoppers website at or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.

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