New York – A 76-year-old woman was violently robbed as she tried to enter the front door of her Bronx apartment building shortly after midnight early Monday morning.
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.
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NBC New York reported:
A 13-year-old girl who was allegedly the “main aggressor” in the violent robbery of a 76-year-old woman who tried to fend off three people as they fought to get in the front door of her Bronx apartment building earlier this week has been arrested, a police source with direct knowledge of the case said Wednesday.
The girl is accused of robbery and assault in Monday’s hip-fracturing attack on the woman at her Pelham Bay building, near Roberts and Hobart avenues, weren’t immediately clear.
Surveillance video obtained earlier this week shows the woman struggling to keep the front door of her building closed, 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 out the front door with her purse, which had about $50 and her wallet, along with a debit card and insurance cards inside, authorities have said.
The 13-year-old attacker was arrested on Wednesday.
NYPD Crime Stopper posted additional images of the attackers: