Police Looking for Suspect in 2 Robberies, Including Violent Assault in Post Office

Police say the man depicted in the photos above and the video below robbed two women on Tuesday.

At 2:20 p.m., police say the man went into the Post Office on Columbus and 68th and shoved an 81-year-old woman to the floor and took her purse. “The victim suffered bruising and pain to her back and left wrist. She was removed to St. Luke’s Hospital in stable condition. Among the items inside the victim’s purse were $65, a cell phone and her medication.”

Just a few minutes later, police say he went into the Chase bank on Broadway and 70th and emptied out the purse he had stolen. “At one of the bank’s ATMs, a 37-year-old female and her two children, a 4-year-old female and 5-month-old female, withdrew money from the machine. When the 4-year-old female took the money from the ATM, the individual came up from behind and grabbed it from her right hand. The individual fled the bank eastbound on West 70th Street with $300 and the 4-year-old female’s glove.”

“The individual is described as a male, black, 20-25 years old, 5’4″ to 5’6″; last seen wearing a black hooded sweater, a green flight jacket, gray sweatpants and gray sneakers.”

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 or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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