Mugger Targeting Young Females on Lower East Side

Posted on: June 3rd, 2011 at 6:09 am by

Police are in pursuit of a knife-wielding mugger who is on the loose in downtown Manhattan.  Having already robbed five victims during a four-day period in May, the perpetrator, described as a six-foot black male in his thirties, is targeting young women across the Lower East Side.

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According to ABC News, his first attack came May 12 at 315 East 18th Street, holding up a 26-year-old female at knifepoint just outside her apartment at roughly 10:30 pm.

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The attacker seemingly strikes at all hours of the day.  Indeed, one mugging went down at the corner of Second Avenue and East Houston at 9 am on a recent Friday morning.

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