NYPD: Man covers women's face with cloth in broad daylight SoHo robberies

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Michelle Charlesworth has details on the subway station robberies in SoHo. (NYPD)

Police are looking for a suspect wanted in at least two similar armed muggings at a SoHo subway station, and they're hoping surveillance images will lead to an arrest.

The first incident happened around 11 a.m. on June 13, on the C and E subway platform at Avenue of the Americas and Spring Street. Authorities say a man grabbed a 50-year-old woman from behind, put a white cloth over her nose and mouth, threatened her with a knife and took $70 in cash before fleeing toward Sixth Avenue.

Police are looking for a man wanted for robbing at least two woman at the same SoHo subway station.

This man is wanted in two attacks at a SoHo subway station.


Then, four days later around the same time at the same station, police say a man grabbed a 49-year-old woman from behind. Again, he allegedly threatened her with a knife and put a white cloth over her nose and mouth. The victim reportedly dropped her purse, and the suspect took $75 in cash before fleeing.

There were no reported injuries in either incident.

The suspect is described as a black man in his mid 20s, about 5-foot-9 and bald. He was last seen wearing gray sweatpants, a gray sweat jacket, a white T-shirt, white sneakers and a black backpack with a Nike logo.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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