Five Women Attacked in Four Days in Downtown Manhattan


A mugger has been targeting women in downtown neighborhoods and attacked five people in four days in May, “sometimes showing a knife and physically assaulting his victims,” according to DNA Info. His first reported attack occurred at East 18th Street at 10:30 p.m. on May 12. He threatened a 26-year-old woman with a knife, but fled empty-handed. The next day, he grabbed a 27-year-old woman on 2nd and East Houston and tried to take her wallet (unsuccessfully). Then, on May 14, he attacked a 32-year-old woman at Lafayette and Bleecker and a 24-year-old woman at East 6th Street. On May 15, he pushed a woman at 44 Wall Street, taking her cell phone. The guy is described as in his 30s, six feet tall, and 200 pounds. If you have any info, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). [DNA Info]