Man robs woman with 8 children in Bed-Stuy elevator

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(PIX11) – The NYPD is searching for the man who followed a woman and the eight children she was in care of into a Bedford-Stuyvesant apartment building, robbed her then fled on a bike Monday.

Cops say the suspect followed the 39-year-old victim and the children into an elevator in an apartment building on Fulton Street at about 2:30 Monday afternoon.

The surveillance footage shows the man following the group into the elevator, acting as if he had a gun then removing the woman’s jewelry.

The man then flees on a bicycle.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-877-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted on the Crime Stoppers website at