Mugger stalking women on UES

November 18, 2008 8:40:00 PM PST
Police are searching for the mugger who robbed at least two young women on the Upper East Side. The first incident happened at 11:45 on Saturday night, November 1.

The suspect followed the 31-year-old woman into her building, pushed her to the ground, took her purse and then fled.

Two hours later, the suspect followed a 23-year-old woman into her building, grabbed her, took her purse and then fled.

The suspect was described as a black man, 30 to 40 years old, 5'8" tall with a thin build. He was wearing a black sweatshirt, black sweatpants and black sneakers.

Anyone with information on either incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-tips. You can also text their tips to 274637(crimes), then enter tip577.

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