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Man knocks down, robs NY woman in elevator (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON – A man caught on surveillance video mugging an 85-year-old New York woman reportedly stole the woman’s wedding ring.

The New York Post reports that Yvonne Sherwell-Demakopoulos says the man followed her into the elevator of her building Saturday at about 10:50 p.m. The man is caught on tape knocking Sherwell-Demakopoulos to the ground.

The suspect reportedly demanded that she hand over her bag and then took her wedding ring – which Sherwell-Demakopoulosa says is a Greek family heirloom.

The victim tells the Post her 80-year-old husband is currently in a nursing home after suffering a massive stroke.

See video of the incident below:

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