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.