Police Seek ATM Mugger Who Has Struck Twice on the West Side

Police Seek ATM Mugger Who Has Struck Twice on the West Side

The NYPD is asking for the public's assistance identifying a suspect (pictured) wanted in connection with two muggings at ATMs on the West Side of Manhattan this month. At 12:47 p.m. on Friday, September 3, he approached a 27-year-old Hispanic woman from behind at the Citibank ATM at 4 Columbus Circle. He simulated a gun under his shirt, the victim gave him money, and he fled.

At 9:54 a.m., Saturday, September 11, at the Chase Bank ATM at 71 West 23rd Street, he approached a 39-year-old white woman from behind and poked her in the side with an unknown object. He said he had a gun and demanded money. The victim gave him money and again he fled.

No injuries were reported in either incident. The man is described as black, 5'10"-6'0" tall and 160 lbs., with salt-and-pepper hair.

Anyone with information in regard to either incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). All calls are strictly confidential.


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