Police determining whether two robberies near Central Park related

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Monday, August 8, 2016

UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- Police are investigating two robberies that occurred near Central Park on Sunday evening.

The first robbery occurred just before 6 p.m. at 110th and Lenox.

A teen was slashed in the cheek and forehead by another man. The suspect also took $50 and the man's belt.

He is currently recovering at the hospital.

The second robbery occurred near 106th Street and West Drive shortly before 7:30 p.m.

The victim was walking through a path when the suspect came from behind and put him in a chokehold before stealing $20.

The suspect fled into the park, and is described as a black man in his early 20s with a red shirt and blue jeans with a thin build.

Police are trying to determine whether both robberies are related.