LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Las Vegas police said a man beat up and robbed a woman in a Fremont Street elevator on Wednesday.
According to a media release, the robbery happened about 9:21 p.m. on Jan. 15 on the 300 block of Fremont Street. The property was not identified.
Police said a man was in the elevator with an elderly woman. When the door opened, she started to leave when he grabbed her and put her into a headlock. On surveillance video, the man is seen throwing her to the floor and punching her face several times.
The man then took her purse and hid it in his sweater as he left the elevator. Police said her purse was found nearby a short time later.
The man was described as 5'11" to 6'2" tall in a black hooded sweater, black pants, black shoes, black glasses and a black baseball cap.
Police provided video that can be seen at this link. Warning: The video is graphic and may be disturbing to some viewers.
Anyone with information is urged to call police at (702) 828-4313. To remain anonymous, contact CrimeStoppers.