NEW YORK CITY -- (WPIX) -- Police are looking for a man accused of attacking and robbing a woman in her Manhattan apartment, stealing thousands she had saved up to buy a headstone for her late husband's grave.
Just before noon Saturday, as the 89-year-old woman was arriving home at her Alphabet City apartment near East 10th Street and Avenue D, an unidentified man grabbed her from behind after she unlocked her door, police said.
Authorities said the man pushed the woman through her doorway and to the ground before demanding to know, "Where's the money?"
The woman told the attacker that her money was in a drawer in her bedroom, according to police.
The man proceeded to take $5,000 in cash from the victim's bedroom and then fled the apartment, officials said. The woman later told police she had been saving the money for two years in order to buy the gravestone for her late husband.