MANHATTAN — Police are in search of a person they stated first mugged a tough-of-listening to lady after which an aged lady in Central Park Friday afternoon.
The suspect first approached a 38-yr-previous lady from behind, put her in a chokehold and wrestled her to the bottom at roughly midday on Friday, an NYPD spokeswoman stated.
The sufferer, who wears a listening to help, pretended to be utterly deaf and the robber then informed her “I’m sorry” earlier than operating off with none of her belongings, sources stated.
He then approached an eighty-yr-previous lady about quarter-hour later close to West 106th Road and West Drive, the spokeswoman added.
The person then punched the senior within the head, took her iPhone from her jacket pocket and fled, in accordance with police.
Each ladies weren’t significantly injured and neither needed to be taken to the hospital, the spokeswoman stated.
Investigators are additionally wanting into whether or not the muggings are related to a Jan. 19 incident at West 106th and West Drive the place a person robbed a lady after which tried to sexually assault her, the New York Every day Information first reported.
Police stated the suspects in all three of the incidents have been described as a person in his 20s standing about 5-foot-eight.