Mugger Steals 85-Year-Old's Cane

It was a stunningly heartless crime -- an 85-year-old woman brutally beaten and mugged inside a Brooklyn elevator. The whole thing was caught on camera and CBS station WCBS-TV in New York City has obtained the shocking surveillance video that police hope will lead them to the culprit.
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Authorities are looking for a man caught on video attacking and robbing an elderly woman in a Brooklyn elevator, and say he's connected to a string of assaults targeting older victims.

Police have released video from the latest incident last week, when 85-year-old Lillian France was choked and robbed of $900 and her cane as she attempted to get off an elevator in a Crown Heights building.

Authorities said the attack was one of a dozen robberies of the elderly since the end of June in the Crown Heights, Flatbush and Kensington sections of Brooklyn.

We are lucky he hasn't killed somebody," a police source told the New York Daily News. "I would like to believe that people have more respect for the elderly."

The newspaper said the mugger had stolen a bible from one of his victims, and a Medicaid card from another.