Knife-wielding man steals from two women inside elevator: NYPD

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PARKCHESTER, the Bronx (PIX11)-- Police are looking for a man who allegedly pulled out his knife and robbed two women inside an elevator in Parkchester.

The suspect, who looks to be between 20 to 22-years-old and 5 feet 10 inches tall, was last seen wearing a grey jacket, black pants, black hat and a black hooded sweatshirt, according to authorities. (DCPI)

The suspect, who looks to be between 20 to 22-years-old and 5 feet 10 inches tall, was last seen wearing a grey jacket, black pants, black hat and a black hooded sweatshirt, according to authorities. (DCPI)

Police released surveillance footage of the Feb. 16 incident, which occurred in a building located between Metropolitan Avenue and Purdy Street.

NYPD says the suspect followed the two victims inside the elevator, where he brandished his knife while demanding their items. They handed over their purse to the suspect, containing an undetermined amount of money and then fled, police say.

There were no reported injuries.

The suspect, who looks to be between 20 to 22-years-old and 5 feet 10 inches tall, was last seen wearing a grey jacket, black pants, black hat and a black hooded sweatshirt, according to authorities.

Anyone with information regarding to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers 800-577-TIPS.