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Police search for duo accused of robbing women in Bronx elevators

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THE BRONX — Police are searching for two men in connection to multiple robberies happening in building elevators in the Bronx.

The robbers targeted five women beginning in October. A few of the robberies happened at the Butler Houses on Webster Avenue, police said. Once incident occurred in an apartment building on Washington Avenue.

The men would enter the elevators, demand the women to give them their purse, then flee the scene.

Three of the robberies happened in December.

The most recent on happened on Sunday. When the suspect demanded the 32-year-old woman to give him her purse, she refused, police said. He then punched her, took her wallet and left the scene. The woman refused medical attention when police arrived.

The suspect is described as a man in his late twenties to early thirties, about 5-feet-7-inches tall and around 230 pounds.

Police found surveillance footage of the man trying to use a victim's MetroCard.

A second suspect, described as a man in his early twenties, is also wanted in connection to one of the robberies, according to police.