Chilling moment a robber grabs a 64-year-old woman and holds a knife to her neck in Queens before fleeing empty handed
- A surveillance camera captured the dramatic incident in Queens on Saturday
- A man approaches a woman from behind before grabbing and threatening her
- Police said he held a knife to the victim’s throat and demanded money from her
- The thief eventually ran off empty handed and the woman was uninjured
A would-be robber reportedly held a 64-year-old woman at knifepoint during an attempted robbery in Queens, New York.
The chilling moment was captured in dramatic footage which showed the man attempting to mug the woman in broad daylight as she walked down a street.
According to police, the incident happened in South Richmond Hill at around 8:40am local time last Saturday.
The man, who was wearing a hat, sunglasses and a face covering, approached the woman from behind and trapped her by putting his left arm around her neck.
A would-be robbery in Queens, New York last Saturday was caught on camera as a man held a knife to a 64-year-old woman’s throat and demanded money from her. Pictured: The man approaching the woman seconds before the attack
The woman takes her hand out of her coat pocket and tries to break free from the man’s grasp.
The hood of her coat is pulled up over her head, likely obscuring her view of the attacker.
The man twists around to face the other way while keeping hold of the woman then pauses for a moment before releasing her and running away in the direction he came.
The woman takes her hand out of her coat pocket and attempts to free herself from the man’s grasp
A struggle ensues, with the man twisting himself and the victim around to face the other direction
Once turned, the man pauses for a minute before abandoning the attempted robbery and running away
The 64-year-old victim was uninjured, according to police, and refused medical treatment
The suspect had held a knife to the victim’s throat and demanded money before leaving empty handed, The New York Post reported, citing police.
The incident was caught on a nearby surveillance camera and released by police in hopes of identifying the attacker.
Police said the woman was uninjured and had refused medical attention, according to the New York Post.