Suspect Arrested in Connection with Local Attacks on Asian Women Last Month
Police arrested a man accused of attacking four Asian women on the Lower East Side over a two week period last month in February.
44-year-old Gilbert Mack was taken into custody last weekend in connection with the string of muggings, which began February 17 on Catherine Street. Bond was reportedly set at $50,000, with Mack facing burglary and assault charges. His next hearing is scheduled for tomorrow.
The attacks all happened around midnight. In each incident, Mack followed the victim to their apartment building, demanded money, then punched them in the face or pushed them to the ground. Only Asian women were targeted.