Police Arrest Suspect In Beating Of Elderly Woman On Christmas

December 28, 2018 - 12:48 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Police have arrested the man accused of punching an 88-year-old woman in the face during a terrifying Christmas morning home invasion in Brooklyn.

Marc Malone, 50, was apprehended early Friday morning in Coney Island, less than a few miles from where the home invasion took place. He was charged with robbery, assault, burglary and criminal possession of stolen property. 

Authorities released photos of Malone on Thursday in connection to the assault inside a home on West 25th Street at around 7 a.m. on Tuesday.

The victim had reportedly left her front door open for a guest when Malone forced his way inside, stormed into the 88-year-old’s bedroom, punched her in the head and then ransacked the room for cash.

The victim alerted police with her medical alert button and the suspect ran off.

The elderly woman was taken to Coney Island Hospital to be treated for minor injuries and bruising.