Mugger targets the elderly

June 11, 2009 9:54:45 PM PDT
A man is preying on elderly New Yorkers, robbing them in broad daylight. The suspect is wanted in connection with three robberies in Manhattan.

In each incident the suspect grabs the victims and forcefully removes their wallets. The suspect then flees the location on foot. Minor injuries have been sustained in each of the incidents.

He first attacked a 77-year-old man in the lobby of 447 East 14th Street on the morning of May 25.

On May 29, the suspect struck again at 1:40 in the afternoon. A 91-year-old man was robbed inside an elevator at 247 West 12th Street.

The most recent attack happened on Sunday, June 7 at 3:10 p.m. The suspect roughed up and robbed a 62-year-old man in the lobby of a building at 440 East 23rd Street.

The suspect is described as a man in his 40s, bald, 5'5"-5'8" tall, and 200 pounds.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the New York City Police Department's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

You can also text tips to 274637 (crimes) then enter TIP577.


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