Man Wanted In Elevator Attack Arrested

Mug shot of mugging suspect James Moore
Photo credit LVMPD

LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - A man suspected in the attack of an elderly woman in a downtown casino elevator was arrested in Los Angeles.

The LAPD arrested 43 - year- old James Moore this week. Investigators believe that Moore is the man seen in surveillance video beating up a woman as she attempts to exit an elevator at the D Hotel back on January 15th. 

Moore left the scene with the woman's purse, which was found a short time later.

Police say that Moore was homeless. Right now there's no information about the circumstances surrounding Moore's arrest, nor for how Moore got down to Los Angeles.

Moore is currently being held on a No Bail warrant. He is currently awaiting extradition back to Nevada to face charges of robbery of an elderly person and battery by strangulation of an elderly person.