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Suspect arrested in NYC elevator robberies

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The NYPD released this imaged taken from surveillance video of a suspect in elevator robbery. The NYPD released this imaged taken from surveillance video of a suspect in elevator robbery.
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The NYPD has arrested a man in connection with the violent robbery of an elderly woman inside a West Village apartment building as well as two other incidents.

Cops arrested Freddie Keitt, 33, and charged him with three robberies. He is homeless, police said.

The 85-year-old woman was attacked in an elevator at 305 West 13th St. just before 11 p.m. on Saturday.

In that incident, the attacker went into the elevator with her, knocked her to the floor and then took her money, wedding ring and ran away, police said.

She reportedly pleaded with the man to return the ring, but he allegedly refused.

Investigators believe he was also involved in similar robberies earlier month in the East Village and Gramercy Park.

In the most recent incident, a 22-year-old woman was mugged in the elevator of her apartment building in Gramercy Park on Sunday. The robber took her purse.

Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to contact the NYPD Crime Stoppers at any of the following:

www.nypdcrimestoppers.com

Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477)

Text your tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577

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