Man robs elderly woman in apartment lobby in Rego Park: NYPD

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The NYPD is looking for a man who allegedly strangled and robbed an elderly woman in Rego Park earlier this week.

On Tuesday, July 28, around 12:30 p.m., a 72-year-old woman was getting mail from the lobby of her building located near 64th Avenue and 98th Street, when an unidentified man grabbed her neck from behind and demand she turn over her property, according to the NYPD.

The man then took her jewelry and $60 in cash before running off in an unknown direction, cops said.

The elderly woman was treated for pain and bruising by EMS personnel at the scene.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the suspects is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.