Two muggings within 1 hour in Westchester

February 10, 2012 2:35:23 PM PST
Police in Westchester County are investigating two armed muggings that are likely connected.

A victim in the back of an ambulance speaks to the violence of the latest attack, a 63-year-old man pistol whipped by a gun-toting mugger.

It happened Thursday night around 9:15 on a highway overpass in Harrison.

The victim was walking home from the Metro North station a few blocks away.

The suspect came up from behind and demanded his cell phone.

An hour earlier, there was a similar incident in Mamaroneck.

A 59-year old man walking home from the train station was robbed of his cell phone.

In both cases the suspect wore a light colored mask or bandana and displayed a silver handgun.

Police believe the gunman is riding the trains and following commuters as they walk home.

Police now believe the suspect is responsible for a one man crime spree.

Last week, there two similar robberies in Pelham and another in Mamaroneck, all near train stations, and all consistent with New Haven line train schedules.

Police plan to step up patrols.

The suspect is around 5'11" and was wearing a black puffy coat and a mask from the movie "Scream."

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