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Woman's throat slashed in Bronx push-in robbery

September 29, 2012 5:10:54 PM PDT
Relatives were still too shaken up to talk with Eyewitness News as they headed to Lincoln Hospital to check on the 75-year-old victim, a woman who had just left the supermarket and was all alone when someone brutally attacked her.

The victim lives at the St. Mary's Park Houses, where on Saturday, detectives went over every inch of the crime scene.

Police say just after 7 on Friday night, the victim got onto the elevator, and two black men were already inside. When she got to her floor, the 16th, she remembers one suspect approaching her and putting her in a choke hold.

The woman then blacked out and when she came to, realized she had been badly cut twice in the neck and head. She said the suspect had also beaten her.

Rosa Delgado lives down the hall from the victim.

"She is so sweet," said Delgado, "When I got to my daughter's house I was crying because I can't believe this lady."

Sources tell Eyewitness news that the attack went down right inside the hallway of apartment 16C. The rest of the unit was untouched. Also, one key item that police are looking at is a shopping cart. The suspect may have left behind some DNA evidence on it.

People living in the building say there are no security cameras in the hallways or in the elevators and do not believe the ones here on the lobby work.

Outside, they say the scaffolding, which is covered in netting and fencing, makes it tough to see who's coming and going.

"It's horrible, everyone is scared right now, " said the victim's friend Zoraida Rodriguez.

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