Seniors fearful for safety after multiple robberies

Some seniors who live in the Bronx say they are fearful of their safety after two more seniors were robbed in the borough.

Some seniors who live in the Bronx say they are fearful of their safety after two more seniors were robbed in the borough. (9/29/16)

THE BRONX - Some seniors who live in the Bronx say they are fearful for their safety after two more seniors were robbed in the borough.

On Sept. 10, a 70-year-old man was robbed of his gold chains on the Grand Concourse.  A 66-year-old woman was robbed of her cellphone on Bronx River Avenue Wednesday.

Before these incidents, a number of other robberies took place within the last month, including one involving a woman who had her purse snatched while she sat in her wheelchair.

Elaine Hall says she wants more patrols and that she now walks with her purse wrapped around her body in fear of being robbed.

"I've told the seniors around here that we need to organize ourselves and protest and march,” she says. 'They are young kids, you know. They think robbing is the best thing, but it's not. It's not nice."

 

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