Purse Thief Gets Stuck On Elevator With Victim

A 77-year-old woman was trapped in an elevator with her armed robber for more than 30 seconds after the knife wielding suspect stole her purse at her apartment complex.

The footage shows Loraine Bain stepping into the elevator at her winter home carrying some mail and her purse. A few seconds later the suspect entered behind her. He placed his finger over his mouth and then positioned his significantly larger body directly in front of her.

He then grabbed her purse and tried to exit the elevator but the door had closed and he slammed his head against the wall. As the thief tried to press a button to stop the elevator she appears to place her hand on his shoulder.

Finally the elevator opens up and he flees down a stairwell with Bain peering out to see where he went.