A 91-year-old woman was choked and robbed at gunpoint inside the vestibule of her Brooklyn apartment building Wednesday afternoon, police said.
A man approached the woman from behind around 1 p.m., followed her into her apartment building and placed a chokehold on her, police said, according to News 12 Brooklyn. The man then showed a gun and began robbing the woman.
Her condition after the attack was unclear, but she was able to speak to reporters.
“I came back from the library at Grand Army Plaza and he followed me,” the woman told The New York Daily News. “He took $170 and my ID.”
A 50-year-old man walked into the building and tried to intervene, but the thief pointed the gun at him and robbed the man.
Police said the suspect stole $370 before fleeing.