Searching for serial subway mugger

July 1, 2009 6:16:36 AM PDT
New York City Police say a man wanted in a string of subway robberies has struck four more times. That brings the total of muggings, which have all occurred in the Bronx and Manhattan, to 11.

In each incident, the suspect approaches the victims on subway trains and either displays a knife or simulates a firearm. He then demands the victim's property and bank card PIN numbers.

The most recent incident happened on Tuesday, June 23 at approximately 1:45 p.m. A 21-year-old woman was approached on a southbound No. 2 train at the Church Avenue station. The first incident took place on January 5, but the suspect didn't strike again until April 2.

In only one of the 11 incidents has the victim been injured. On June 7, a 40-year-old victim refused to give up her property and was struck in the face. She sustained a laceration to her left cheek and a black eye.

The suspect is described by police as a black man, 20-25 years old, 6-foot-1 to 6-foot-2, with a medium build and black hair. He wore a black cap with a black logo on the front.

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 submit their tips by texting 274637 (crimes) then enter TIP577.


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