Posted by: vote4claxton | March 12, 2007


Law Enforcement Group Offers $1,000 Reward In Mugging Of Woman, 101


POSTED: 2:43 pm EDT March 11, 2007
UPDATED: 11:27 am EDT March 12, 2007


New Yorkers are calling for police to crack down on crimes against the elderly as authorities continue to hunt for the man responsible for the vicious attacks on two women, one of them 101 years old.
  •  New Yorkers vented their anger over the weekend after watching the building surveillance video at Jamaica Estates that caught a man in his thirties beating up an elderly woman inside the entrance to her building. The elder victim, Rose Morat — who is almost 101 years old — suffered a fractured cheekbone in the attack. Meanwhile, the thirtysomething man who attacked her on Saturday, March 4, was still on the loose Sunday. On Sunday, the group 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care announced a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man, Cheng said.  The group’s Marq Claxton noted that “whenever there is a vicious attack like this, it’s important that we stand up against it.” Police said the same man is also responsible for beating up 85-year-old Solange Elizee; it is believed the same man attacked her shortly after mugging Morat. Elizee’s son Alfred told Cheng he was furious about the incident but thankful for support from the police and the community. 

    Commissioner Ray Kelly issued a statement Saturday saying police were pulling out all the stops to find the perpetrator. 

    The NYPD has posted flyers throughout the neighborhood asking for the public’s help in catching the man. 

    By Sunday, Kelly said, more than 1,000 outraged New Yorkers had called the Crimestoppers hotline so far. 

    He said angry callers were mainly telling police what they themselves would like to do to the suspect when he’s caught. 

    Police urged anyone who can help identify the man on the videotape to call the Crimestoppers hotline: 1-800-577-TIPS.

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