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Serial city robber sought in Far Rock case – QNS.com

Serial city robber sought in Far Rock case

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FAR ROCKAWAY — The Police Department was looking for help identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a citywide robbery pattern, police said.

According to police, a 5-foot-11 black male suspect between the ages of 28 and 32 and weighing between 200 and 250 pounds, was wanted in connection with robberies throughout the city, including Dec. 4 at 10:30 p.m. in Far Rockaway.

On that date, police said the suspect, armed with a gun, followed a 58-year-old woman into the elevator of her apartment building and demanded her purse before forcibly removing it from her and fleeing.

The suspect also followed a 28-year-old Asian victim Dec. 8 around 12:48 a.m. into the elevator of her apartment building in the East Village and demanded her property, stealing her handbag and cellphone, police said.

A similar incident occurred the same day around 10:50 p.m. when the suspect followed an 85-year-old woman into her building on West 13th Street in Manhattan and demanded money, the NYPD said. The following day, police said the suspect also followed a 22-year-old woman into her apartment elevator Dec. 9 at 5:35 p.m. before stealing her handbag.

Anyone with information in regards to these incidents was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging on to the Crime Stoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577.

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