A 76-year-old woman was violently robbed as she tried to enter the front door of her apartment building shortly after midnight.
One of the robbers, a 13-year-old child, laughed as she robbed the elderly woman and threw her to the ground. The elderly victim suffered a broken hip and complained of back pain after the robbery.
A 13-year-old girl who allegedly was the “main aggressor” in the violent robbery of a 76-year-old woman who was trying to fend off three people trying to get into the front door of her apartment building has been arrested. The girl is accused of robbery and assault in a hip-fracturing attack on the woman at her apartment building.
The surveillance video shows the woman struggling to keep her building’s front door shut, but the attackers were able to force their way in. One grabs the woman’s purse, spins her and throws her to the ground, a fall which broke the woman’s hip. After she falls, another suspect is seen smirking on camera. They took off the front door with her purse, which had about $50, and her wallet, along with a debit card and insurance cards, authorities said.
The 13-year-old attacker was arrested.
We are republishing this story amid reports of a recent increase in violent robberies.
🚨WANTED-ROBBERY: On 4/3/22 at approx. 12:30 AM, vicinity of Roberts & Hobart Ave @NYPD45PCT Bronx. The suspects forcibly removed a 76 year-old victim's purse. Any info call us at 800-577-TIPS or anonymously post a tip on our website https://t.co/TRPPY5zHV2 Reward up to $3,500 pic.twitter.com/7VzI3YvCEU
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