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Man Robs Elderly Woman at Knife Point, Can't Get Out of Elevator: BSO

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    Man Robs Elderly Woman in Elevator

    Authorities are searching for a man who was caught on camera robbing an elderly woman at knifepoint in an elevator in Lauderdale Lakes. (Published Wednesday, May 6, 2015)

    Authorities are searching for a man who was caught on camera robbing an elderly woman at knife point in an elevator in Lauderdale Lakes.

    The robbery happened April 29 at the building at 3099 Northwest 48th Avenue, when a man followed the 77-year-old woman onto the elevator and took out a knife, Broward Sheriff's Office officials said.

    "It was one of the most horrendous, frightening things for me," victim Lorraine Baine said.

    Authorities said he demanded she hand over her purse and she complied. The man turned to leave but walked right into the elevator doors then waited for them to open and fled.

    "I said 'Oh my God, Oh my God' as I ran down to the neighbor's house and immediately called 911," Baine said. "This frightened me to no end."

    The suspect is described as a black male, about 6-foot-2 with a medium build and short haircut. He used a standard kitchen knife.

    A reward of up to $3,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with info is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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