Scary situation inside the Columbus Circle subway station last night, where a 34-year-old woman was attacked and robbed on the platform as she exited an uptown D train. DNAinfo has the details on the incident that occurred around 1:30 am. The victim was apparently sprayed with an unknown substance, punched, and had her bag stolen. [...]
Wrote last month about the NYPD’s search for man pictured above in connection with ten armed robberies/muggings on the UWS. In each case, the suspect allegedly followed his victim into their building before holding them up with either a gun or knife. Police say they now have the man in custody.
UPDATE 5/16: Police Have Upper West Side Armed Robber/Mugger Suspect In Custody Some disturbing news to start the day: Police are searching for the man pictured above in connection with ten armed robberies/muggings on the Upper West Side. In each case, the suspect allegedly followed his victim into their building before holding them up with [...]
Mentioned yesterday that a couple was mugged at gunpoint over the weekend in Central Park. Today’s dose of “WTF?” is news of a different mugger using an ice pick to rob a man as he left the park last week.
Scary stuff in Central Park over the weekend — a man and woman were mugged at gunpoint while walking near the reservoir on Saturday evening.
Have you seen this woman? Police are searching for her in connection with a mugging/iPhone theft on the Upper West Side.
MUW reader Karen sent in a note yesterday with details on how her son was mugged in broad daylight on the UWS earlier this week. I wanted to post it here. In Karen’s words, “I hope it will help other kids be more aware and stay safe.”
Continuing the crime theme from this morning’s post… Jesse Wasserman (a.k.a. The Boarding School Bandit) was sentenced to 16 months in prison yesterday for his role in a string of armed muggings in Central Park last summer.
This story kind of got buried by Irene, but police are looking for a violent mugger who targets elderly men. He’s wanted in at least five attacks so far, several of which have occurred in or around subway stations.
An evening of armed robberies in Central Park last summer has a teenager from a wealthy family in New Rochelle facing up to four years in prison. Jesse Wasserman plead guilty to robbery earlier today and will face sentencing on September 6th.