NEW YORK CITY -- (WPIX) -- A man posing as a NYCHA worker is being sought after he allegedly burned a 73-year-old man with a hot knife during a Wednesday robbery, police said.
The perp knocked on the homeowners door at the Vladeck Houses, located between Madison and Water streets in the Lower East Side, at about 2:30 p.m. When the man opened the door, the NYCHA impersonator demanded money while displaying a gun, before burning the victim on the knees. He then fled the scene with $300.
The victim was rushed to New York—Presybyterian Hospital and treated for his injuries.
Police are now looking for the man, who they say is in his 30s, weighs about 150 pounds and is approximately 5 feet, 9 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a black skullcap, a North Face jacket with stars, jeans and black sneakers.