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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Bronx Crime Watch: Suspect Wanted for Mugging Old Ladies

Police say the man running in the above video is wanted for brutally mugging six old ladies (ages 64 to 81) in the Bronx's 48th and 52nd precincts over the past month. Exact locations of the robberies are unavailable, but the suspect's M.O. is the same in each case. He pushes or punches his elderly female victims and then takes their money. In one instance, the woman fought the attacker off before he could steal her money.

On victim described the attack to the Daily News: "I didn't see [the suspect's] face. He grabbed my face and put his hand over my mouth because I was screaming. He didn't say anything. He scratched my face, and he made my mouth bleed. He went through my pockets. He got 50 cents. All that for 50 cents."

The video, police say, shows the suspect running away after his assaulting his fifth victim on May 4. Below is a still photo of the suspect.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477) or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.


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