Kevin Deutsch and John Lauinger, New York Daily News, November 26, 2010
A “fearless” mugger is on the loose on Manhattan’s upper East Side, robbing five women in apartment buildings since Wednesday afternoon, cops said.
The balding bandit is running amok in one of Manhattan’s toniest neighborhoods, where he is terrifying women with his devil-may-care daring: four of his five crimes occurred during daylight hours.
“I have a knife and I am not going to hurt you! I just want your money!” he barked at his most recent victim, a 26-year-old woman, cops said.
The mugger is in his 30s, about 6-feet-tall and 220 lbs, cops said. He struck twice on Thanksgiving and three times on Wednesday.
In two of his three strikes on Wednesday, the suspect ran away when his victims began to scream.
Cops said the bandit is clean shaven and nearly bald. He was last seen wearing a long, black leather jacket, a black sweater, dark pants and black sneakers.
Cops ask anyone with information on the crimes to contact the NYPD’s confidential Crime Stoppers tipline at 800-577-TIPS.