Man grabs 83-year-old woman by the neck in the Bronx, robs her

This man allegedly grabbed an 83-year-old woman’s neck and robbed her. (NYPD)

CLAREMONT VILLAGE, the Bronx — A man grabbed an 83-year-old woman by the neck Sunday and robbed her, police said.

He walked up to the victim from behind inside a building in Claremont Village around 9 a.m. and attacked, an NYPD spokesperson said. The man, with his hands around the victim’s neck, demanded her property and forcibly removed $40 from her right front jacket pocket. He fled westbound on East 164th Street after the attack.

The 83-year-old woman was not seriously injured and refused medical attention.

Police have asked for help finding the man. He has a beard and was last seen wearing a head scarf and all black clothing. The man also had a pink breast cancer awareness ribbon on his shirt.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).