From Greenwich Village to the Higher East Aspect, police are trying to find a serial robber they are saying has stolen from greater than a dozen individuals — and New York Metropolis companies — whereas brandishing a knife typically pressed up towards his victims.
Police say the armed assailant has struck at the least 15 victims in lower than 4 weeks and made off with over $3,300 in money and a sufferer’s bank cards on at the least one event.
Based on the NYPD, the knife-wielding man began his spree again on Oct. 9 at a Chase Again in Midtown. The person entered the foyer of the East forty second Avenue department round 11 p.m. and allegedly grabbed a 27-year-old sufferer from behind.
The suspect took $150 in money from the lady’s pockets earlier than fleeing the financial institution, police say. The lady suffered minor accidents to her arm however refused medical consideration.
The person’s second sufferer additionally suffered accidents, this time to the face. Police say the suspect struck the following day at Liberty Smoke Store on tenth Avenue round 7 p.m. In that case, the armed particular person walked behind the register and repeatedly punched an worker in the face earlier than taking $580 from the shop’s register.
There is a two-week hole between the suspect’s second and third reported theft try. Authorities say the person went after a 71-year-old man on Oct. 24 in Greenwich Village, once more brandishing his knife whereas demanding money. However this time police say the sufferer refused and the assailant fled with none accidents.
Police say the following day he held the knife to the again of a person’s neck, a risk he repeated twice the next on victims all 50 years and older. He discovered a 3rd sufferer on Oct. 26, claiming $120 for the day in addition to a person’s bank cards.
The serial robber discovered his youngest sufferer, 19, on Oct. 28 when he tried to steal from three completely different individuals, police say. She did not adjust to the suspect, however the robber did get a handful of money from an aged sufferer later that day and $600 in money from a Subway restaurant on Broadway.
Police say the suspect would strike 5 extra occasions earlier than clocking his fifteenth theft on Nov. 1 when he stole $600 from a deli register on 2nd Avenue, simply at some point after swiping $1,200 from a Dunkin Donuts on Madison Avenue.
The division launched surveillances photographs and new video of the person late this week after compiling the prolonged listing of crime scenes he is left in his wake.
Police say the person is roughly 20 to 30 years previous and stands 5’8″ and roughly 140 to 160 lbs. Anybody with data is requested to contact police.