Mugger wanted in 16 robberies on East Side
BY ALBERT AMATEAU | Police are looking for a suspect involved in 16 robberies in the past two months, at times with a knife or gun, in the East Village and in other Manhattan neighborhoods. He last struck Fri., July 27, holding up a couple at 9:55 p.m. at 801 E. 14 St., stealing an iPod from the man, 19, and an iPhone from the girl, 16.
Described as being about 30 years old and having a dark complexion with a thin mustache and beard, the suspect approaches his victims either displaying a weapon or simulating one, and demanding their property. None of the victims have been injured.
On Fri., July 20, he robbed a man, 56, at 8:30 p.m. in front of 11-15 F.D.R. Drive in the Jacob Riis Houses at E. 12th St.
On Fri., July 13, at 12:05 a.m. he robbed the headphones and cell phone from a man on E. 23rd St.
On Mon., July 2, he held up a man, 46, at 1:30 a.m. at the corner of East River Park at Montgomery St. and tried but failed to get any property.
On Wed., June 27, he held up a man, 22, at 1:10 a.m. at 312 Avenue C in Stuyvesant Town and took unspecified items.
On Tues., June 5, he held up a woman, 22, at 12:20 a.m. at the corner of F.D.R. Drive and E. 10th St. in the Riis Houses and fled with her cell phone.
On Mon., May 28, also at F.D.R. Drive at E. 10th St. he held up a man, 19, at knifepoint at 11:10 p.m. and fled with his cell phone.
On Tues., May 22, he held up a man, 23, at knifepoint at 11:20 p.m. but failed to get anything before fleeing. Two hours earlier at East River Park and Grand St. he held up a man, 26, simulating a gun and fled with the victim’s cell phone.
On Mon., May 21, he held up a man, 19, at gunpoint at 9:15 p.m. at the corner of East River Park and E. Houston St. and fled with his cell phone.
On May 17, he held up two young women walking together at 11:45 p.m. in East River Park at the corner of Jackson St. on the bike path, displayed a knife and made off with their property.
On May 15 he held up a man, 40, at knifepoint inside 643 E. 13th St. at Avenue C in Tanya Towers at 11:25 a.m. and took his watch, cash and a camera.
On May 11 he held up at man, 20, in the elevator of 11-41 F.D.R. Drive in the Riis Houses at 1:30 a.m. and stole his wallet, cell phone and cash.
On May 8, he simulated a gun and held up a man in the elevator of 205 Avenue C in Tanya Towers at 11:55 p.m. and fled with the victim’s cell phone and charger.
On May 5, he simulated a gun and held up a woman, 59, in the elevator at 205 Avenue C at 7:20 p.m. and fled with her gold neck chain.