A tipster led police to a parolee who robbed an 81-year-old woman in the elevator of her Bronx apartment building, cop sources said Monday.
Homer Griffin, 50, pretended to give his victim a helping hand on Grand Concourse near Marcy Place in Mount Eden on Friday — then pounced on the disabled woman and took $200. Video caught him raising what looked like a blade as he bore down on her and shouted, cops said.
A woman saw Griffin walking in the area Monday morning, called Crime Stoppers and then went to the 44th Precinct stationhouse to report him, sources said. Cops scooped him up.
The camera-shy suspect bickered with cops about reporters staked outside the precinct and hid his face under a hooded sweater.
He refused to answer questions shouted at him and attempted to lie down in the back of a police cruiser.
“I’m not picking my head up,” he told a cop getting into the vehicle.
Griffin, who has 15 prior arrests, did three prison stints for attempted robbery. He was most recently paroled in March 2016.
He faces robbery, menacing and weapon possession charges.
The victim told the Daily News on Sunday that the robber helped her with her shopping cart, but turned on her in a flash and threatened to kill her.
“He was cruel, very cruel. It’s just meanness that would make a person do that,” the victim said.
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