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Man Snatches Necklaces Off Women Riding Subway in Manhattan, Police Say

By Ben Fractenberg | October 10, 2016 5:56pm

MIDTOWN — Police are looking for a man who has snatched gold necklaces off women riding the subway in Midtown, according to the NYPD.

The 6-foot-2, 170-pound man first yanked a necklace off a 57-year-old woman while she was riding on a northbound N train near 42nd Street on Aug. 22, police said.

He then robbed a 39-year-old woman on a Q train at Herald Square on Sept. 7, before striking again on an F train at Lafayette Street in SoHo on Sept. 16 and on a Q train at 59th Street on Sept. 23.

The man snatched a necklace off a 64-year-old woman on a northbound 6 train in Midtown on Sept. 29 and then struck again on Oct. 8, when he yanked a necklace off a 54-year-old woman on an F train at Rockefeller Station.

He is believed to be 30 to 35 years old and was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt and blue jeans.

None of the women were injured during the robberies, police said.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.