Police Hunt Suspect in East Village ATM Assault

By Ben Fractenberg on March 4, 2011 5:14pm 

The man allegedly followed a woman to a chase ATM before throwing her to the ground and taking her purse.
The man allegedly followed a woman to a chase ATM before throwing her to the ground and taking her purse.
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By Ben Fractenberg

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

EAST VILLAGE — The police are looking for a man who allegedly assaulted and then robbed a woman Wednesday after she went to use an East Village Chase Bank ATM.

The suspect followed the woman to the ATM at 15th Street and First Avenue about 6:40 a.m., threw her to the ground and then threatened to shoot her, police said. The man then allegedly took her purse and fled.

The suspect is described as a black man about 5-feet-9-inches tall and 160 pounds. He was wearing a navy blue winter hat, a dark waist-length jacket and dark colored jeans.

If you have information about the incident you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit your tip by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering “TIP577.”


Police are looking for this man in connection with a robbery at East 15th Street on March 2.
Police are looking for this man in connection with a robbery at East 15th Street on March 2.
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