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85-year-old man robbed at knifepoint in Brooklyn building: police

Posted: 5:26 AM, Feb 26, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-26 05:26:18-05
85-year-old man robbed at knifepoint in Brooklyn

EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn — Police are looking for a man that robbed an older man at knifepoint in a Brooklyn apartment building Saturday night, the NYPD said.

According to authorities, it was around 8 p.m. when the 85-year-old man was approached by an unknown man in the lobby of a residential building in the vicinity of Alabama and New Lots avenues in East New York.

The unidentified man brandished a knife and demanded money from the man before proceeding to forcibly take about $150 in cash from the victim, police said.

The thief fled the building, heading southbound on Alabama Avenue, according to officials.

The victim described the suspect as a man in his forties, standing about 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighing around 180 lbs. He was last seen wearing a green hooded sweatshirt, police said.

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