'Scarface' Robber Mugs 10 Across the West Side In Recent Days
By Ben Fractenberg
MANHATTAN — Police are hunting for a man suspected of snatching cash, electronics and even a car during a terrifying two-week crime spree.
The suspect, who sported a "Scarface" sweatshirt in one attack, has been involved in 10 robberies since June 10, flashing what appeared to be a gun before taking the items, police said.
All the incidents took place on the Upper West Side, in Midtown, Chelsea and TriBeCa, police said.
The first robbery occurred on June 10, when the suspect snatched $200 from a 37-year-old man on 28th Street, near 11th Avenue at about 4:30 a.m., police said.
He struck three more times the next day, taking an iPod, iPhone and cash off a trio of victims in Midtown, police said.
Then on June 13, he allegedly carjacked a 27-year-old woman on 26th Street, near Ninth Avenue, making off with her Toyota.
The most recent robbery occurred on West 22nd Street on Thursday, June 23, when a 27-year-old woman was robbed of her cell phone.
The victims were a mix of women and men and some were attacked in the subway system.
No serious injuries were sustained in the robberies.
The suspect is described as a male between 35 and 45 years old, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9 and weighing 160 - 180 pounds, police noted.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or text their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.