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Police said the suspect struck twice in the same day.
By Michael V. Cusenza
Cops recently called on the public for help in identifying a man wanted for two robbery incidents earlier this month in Richmond Hill.
According to police reports, on Wednesday, Dec. 6, around 1:05 p.m., the suspect pushed the 59-year-old female victim to the ground in the vicinity of Atlantic Avenue and 133rd Street and attempted to grab her purse. He fled the scene empty handed along with an unknown individual in a silver SUV. The victim did sustain bruising to her hand, cops noted.
And just 15 minutes later, the same man pushed another woman, 55, to the ground at 105th Avenue and 134th Street, grabbed her purse, and fled in the silver SUV. The victim sustained bruises on her hands.
The suspect is described as: a black man with a dark complexion, 25 years old; he was last seen wearing a black hat, black coat, blue jeans and black and white sneakers. He fled both locations in a silver SUV with North Carolina license plates.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at (800) 577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, (888) 57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit info by logging onto NYPDCrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All correspondences are strictly confidential.