CBS NEW YORK:
Police are looking for a man who they said robbed a woman inside an elevator in Harlem after helping her with her groceries.
The incident was captured on surveillance video. It happened just before 4 p.m. Saturday in the area of West 122 Street and Manhattan Avenue.
Police said the man first helped 74-year-old Betsy Brady carry groceries into the lobby of her building.
“I said thank you several times, ‘Oh, thank you very much for the help,’” Brady told CBS2’s Reena Roy.
He then followed her into the elevator, where investigators said he demanded all of her money.
“I was just about to ask him what floor and he said, ‘no don’t make any noise just give me your money,’” Brady said. “I said I don’t really have any money.”
She said the suspect then grabbed her purse, rummaging for cash but found nothing. Instead, Brady gave him $2 from her pocket so he’d back off.