It was reported to police that on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at approximately 1120 hours, in the vicinity of Wyatt Street and Devoe Avenue, within the confines of the 48th Precinct in the Bronx, a 76-year-old female victim was attempting to open the door to her apartment, when an unidentified male individual offered to help and then pushed her inside the apartment.
The male individual then began choking the victim and demanded her money and jewelry.
The male individual removed a jewelry box from a bedroom draw, valued at approximately $800, and fled on foot with the stolen property to parts unknown.
The victim sustained a minor laceration to her nose but refused medical attention at the scene.
The individual is described as a light-skinned adult male, with a medium build.
He was last seen wearing a black hooded jacket, gray jeans, black sneakers, black and burgundy winter hat and black face mask.
Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 58-year-old male individual was arrested on Monday, April 19, 2021, at 1700 hours.
Bronx, NY 10462
- criminal possession of stolen property.
The investigation remains ongoing.
All charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1–800–577–TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1–888–57–PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers‘ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All tips will be kept strictly confidential.