Elderly Actress Brutally Beaten, Robbed In West Village Apartment Building

Reena Roy, CBS New York, October 21, 2017

Police are on the hunt for a robber they say targeted an elderly woman and punched her repeatedly inside her apartment building lobby.

The brutal attack was caught on surveillance video.

Police say after  a trip to the pharmacy, 81-year-old Barbara Davidson entered her building near West 13th Street and 7th Avenue Friday around 7 p.m when out of nowhere a man followed her inside.

The suspect punched Davidson repeatedly in the head and face, according to police.

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“I was an easy mark. I was just about ready to put the key in the door when I felt the, really, big blow on my head,” she said.

Davidson, a working actress who has lived in the building for over 40 years, suffered bumps and bruises from the attack but is expected to be okay.

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“Just be careful people, because you just don’t know,” she said. “One of the things I can say is, especially to women who are older, just kind of watch out.”

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Police said the suspect was a black man wearing all black.

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