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.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 21, 2010