Cops ID Suspect In Brutal Home Attack On Elderly Brooklyn Woman

December 27, 2018 - 12:54 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – An ex-con with an extensive criminal history has been identified as the suspect in a brutal Christmas attack on an 88-year-old Brooklyn woman.

The NYPD believes 50-year-old Marc Malone is the man who forced his way into the woman’s apartment on West 25th Street, near Surf Avenue, in Coney Island Tuesday morning.

The woman was expecting her home health aide and left her apartment door slightly ajar. 

Police say a home invader came in and punched her in the face, then demanded cash and rifled through her dresser drawers and jewelry box.

The victim activated her Life Alert emergency device and the man punched her in the face again before running off.

The woman managed to walk away with non-life-threatening injuries.

Malone has dozens of prior arrests dating back to 1984, according to police.