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Police: Woman arrested in robbery of 103-year-old victim

Sharon McNeil, 53, was arrested in an attack

Sharon McNeil, 53, was arrested in an attack on a 103-year-old woman in her Bronx apartment building, police say. Credit: NYPD

Police have arrested an alleged mugger in the Bronx accused of robbing a 103-year-old woman of her purse, shopping cart and charity meals by knocking her to the floor.

Sharon McNeil, 53, also of the Bronx, was charged with robbery, assault and harassment in connection with the April 1 attack, the NYPD said.

Police said McNeil followed the victim onto the elevator of her building on Bellamy Loop in the Co-op City complex, riding with her to her floor at about 2:30 p.m.

That’s when McNeil allegedly pushed the woman to the floor and fled with the cart, which contained two meals she’d gotten from a nearby community center, along with a purse holding money, credit cards and ID, police said.

The victim declined declined the help of medics who came to check her out.

Soon after the robbery, the NYPD released a slow-motion 15-second surveillance video of a heavy-set woman in a yellow, striped shirt wheeling a car through a set of double doors.

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