Cops cuffed a man for breaking into a senior’s Coney Island home and beating her up on Christmas Day, police said on Friday.
The 50-year-old suspect entered 88-year-old Lyubov Fainshteyn’s apartment inside a building near Surf Avenue and West 25th Street through her unlocked front door just before 7 am, authorities said.
He forced Fainshteyn into her bedroom and onto her bed before rifling through her belongings, and punched her in the face when she tried to leave the bed, according to cops, who said the victim then managed to activate an emergency-medical alarm, prompting the suspect to hit her in the face once more before he fled.
Fainshteyn sought treatment to bruising at Coney Island Hospital following the incident, said cops, who do not yet know what, if anything, the man stole from her.
Authorities slapped the suspect with charges including robbery, assault, and burglary after his arrest, according to police.
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