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A man in Florida decided that it would be cool to rob a 77-year-old woman as she stood alone in an elevator. Confronting her with a knife, the guy demanded she hand over her purse, and the elderly woman did so quickly, but as he tried to make his getaway, the elevator doors closed in his face.

CBS12 reports:

Surveillance video from inside an elevator revealed a frightening encounter between an elderly woman and a man armed with a knife.

Authorities are searching the man shown in the video, who they say followed a 77-year-old woman into the elevator and took out a knife, Broward Sheriff’s Office officials said.

Authorities said he demanded she hand over her purse and she complied. The man turned to leave but walked right into the elevator doors, then waited for them to open and fled.

Police are currently looking for the suspect, who they describe as:

 “… a black male with a medium build, standing approximately 6 feet 2 inches tall. He had a short haircut, wore dark clothes, dark sunglasses and a dark baseball hat with an “A” on the front. The knife was a standard kitchen knife.”

And if you happen to have any information that leads to this cowardly man’s arrest, you may be rewarded with up to $3,000.

What a shame.

SOURCE: CBS12 | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

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