NYCHA Impersonator Robs, then Burns Elderly Man in Vladek Houses
Police are on the hunt for a man who impersonated a NYCHA employee in order to rob an elderly man in the Vladeck Houses Wednesday afternoon.
The suspect exploited this fake identity while knocking at the door of a 73-year-old double amputee. Once inside, he brandished a gun, strongarmed the home health aide into the bathroom, and demanded money.
The perp then used a hot knife to burn the victim’s knees before leaving the scene with a measly $300.
Cops describe the suspect as an approximately 30-year-old black man, standing about 5’9” and weighing 150 lbs. He was last seen wearing a black hat, a North Face coat with stars, blue jeans, and black sneakers.