NEW YORK CITY -- (WPIX) -- Police are searching for a suspect connected to violent home invasion of a woman in her 80s in Chelsea Thursday afternoon.
The robbery occurred around 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon inside a building on 28th street and 8th ave, according to NYPD officials.
Police say the suspect came up behind the victim inside the building.
She was about to enter her apartment when the suspect pushed her to the ground and then stole her purse, containing $170 in cash, police said.
Residents say it’s difficult to get in unless you’re buzzed in or have a key.
One resident, who did not want to be identified, described it as a “limited income co-op and called it a great place to live.