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Cops seek man who robbed pregnant woman inside Queens building elevator

Posted at 5:48 AM, Mar 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-17 05:49:26-04

FLUSHING, Queens – Cops are looking for a man who stole from a pregnant woman on an elevator, police said.

Police say the 29-year-old victim and the alleged thief entered an elevator inside a commercial building on Sanford Avenue in Flushing last Wednesday around noon time. When the elevator reached the second floor, the individual blocked the door and demanded money from the expectant mother, according to police. She complied and then exited the elevator. The culprit stayed on the elevator until he fled through the basement.

There were no reported injuries.

Surveillance video released by cops shows the man, who was last seen with a black jacket and black boots.

The man is described as being about 20 years old, 5 feet 7 inches tall with medium complexion. He was last seen wearing a red hat, black jacket and black boots.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.