Bandit Sought In Elmhurst Robbery
Police are asking the public to help them track down a man who tied up an elderly woman and swiped her valuables from inside her Elmhurst apartment during a Valentine’s Day robbery, it was reported.
The suspect is described by law enforcement sources as a Hispanic male with a dark complexion in his 20s, standing 5’9″-tall and weighing about 150 lbs.
Reportedly, the robbery occurred at around 6:20 p.m. on Feb. 14 at an unidentified residence in Elmhurst within the confines of the 110th Precinct.
According to information obtained by police, the 69-year-old woman returned home and found the perpetrator inside her apartment. The suspect reportedly grabbed and threw her to the ground.
Once the victim hit the floor, police said, the bandit bound her, then removed clothing, jewelry and cash. After taking the property, he reportedly fled from the scene in an unknown direction.
The incident was later reported to the 110th Precinct. The woman was not seriously injured.
Members of the NYPD Queens Robbery Squad are continuing their investigation, police said.
Anyone with any information regarding the robbery or the suspect’s whereabouts that could prove helpful is asked to contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-577-TIPS, by text message to 274637 (enter information, then the code TIP577) or online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.
All calls and messages will be kept confidential.