Bandit sought for mugging two men on the streets of Woodhaven in separate robberies

Photos via Twitter/@NYPD102Pct

Detectives are looking for a man who is said to be connected to a pair of robberies in Woodhaven this month.

Police say that the first incident took place on Jan. 19. At 6:30 p.m. that day, a 26-year-old man was walking towards 85th Street after getting off the Q52 bus in the vicinity of Jamaica Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard.

As he was walking, authorities noted, he was approached by an unknown man, who pushed the victim to the ground and demanded money.

Law enforcement sources said the suspect took the victim’s iPhone 6s, which had fallen out of the victim’s pocket, and proceeded to kick the victim about the body. The victim then handed over his wallet, which contained $700 and credit cards, and the thief fled the scene on foot.

The NYPD said the second incident took place on Jan. 24 at 5:22 p.m. that evening, when a 15-year-old boy was walking home in the vicinity of 79th Street and Jamaica Avenue. According to authorities, the the suspect grabbed the teenager and demanded money.

The perpetrator took the victim’s AirPods and $40 in cash before fleeing the scene on foot, police said. No injuries were reported as a result of this incident.

Cops described the suspect as a black man between 18 and 25 years old and weighing 150 to 170 pounds. The 102nd Precinct tweeted out an image of the perpetrator on Jan. 28.

Anyone with information about the robbery pattern or the whereabouts of the suspect can call the 102nd Precinct Detective Squad at 718-805-3212. All calls are kept confidential.

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