Cecil Richards, 55, was arrested on Friday in connection with a series of Manhattan robberies, including two in Central Park.
In separate robberies in April and May, Richards allegedly stole a total of $38 — in one, he simulated having a gun. Richards has been arrested for robbery more than a dozen times, according to the Daily News.
Another mugging was reported late Friday.
“The latest victim was nearing the Conservatory Gardens off E. 105th St. at 10:30 p.m. when one of the robbers put him in a headlock, police sources said. The second man punched him in the face before they ran off with an undisclosed amount of cash.”
As of the end of May, nine robberies had been recorded in the park, versus five over the same period a year ago. In total 23 major crimes have been committed this year, versus 20 through the same period last year, according to police stats.
Photo by John Schrom.