Suspect wanted for robbing five older women

May 6, 2011 3:58:13 AM PDT
Police in the Bronx are searching for a man wanted for robbing at least five older women.

The first robbery happened on Saturday, April 23rd at 8:50 a.m. in the Tremont section.

An 80-year-old woman was followed into her apartment building by the suspect.

Once inside, the suspect engaged the victim in a conversation, and then suddenly punched the victim in the face and stole her money.

The victim was removed to an area hospital where she was treated and released.

Less than three hours later, the suspect followed an 81-year-old woman into her Tremont building.

Once inside, the suspect grabbed the victim from behind, threw her to the floor, and stole her cash.

She was not hurt.

The third robbery happened on Tuesday, April 26th around 12:30 a.m. in the Norwood section.

The suspect followed a 71-year-old woman into her building.

Then, the suspect pushed the victim to the ground and removed her wallet.

There were no reported injuries.

On Sunday, May 1st at approximately 10:50 p.m. the suspect followed a 65-year-old woman into her Norwood building.

Once inside, the suspect attempted to grab her pocketbook but was unable to because the victim struggled with the suspect.

A neighbor saw the commotion and the suspect fled.

No one was hurt.

The most recent robbery happened on Wednesday, May 4th at 2:20 p.m. in the Tremont section.

An 80-year-old woman was followed into her building by the suspect.

This time the suspect offered to help the victim with her groceries, after which he requested a dollar.

The victim did not have a dollar and the suspect assaulted the victim and attempted to remove her pocketbook.

Witnesses observed the commotion and the suspect ran away.

Anyone with information in regards to these robberies is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

You can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting your tips to 274637(CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.