The NYPD is hunting a sexual predator who raped and robbed three women at knifepoint in Harlem, police said yesterday.
The hooded thug (sketch above) first struck at 2:45 a.m. on Aug. 1 near West 148th Street and Broadway when he grabbed a 59-year-old woman and dragged her into an alley, police said.
At 2 a.m. on Aug. 10, the fiend followed a 23-year-old woman into an elevator in an apartment building near West 144th Street and Convent Avenue, cops said.
The third attack occurred at 4 a.m. yesterday, when he pursued a 69-year-old woman into an elevator at an apartment building near West 158th Street and Riverside Drive, police said.
The suspect is described as a black man in his 30s, about 6 feet tall with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie, blue jeans and white sneakers with red stripes on the sole.
Two intruders attacked a man in his Hell’s Kitchen apartment, assaulted him and swiped a Rolex watch and several thousand dollars at gunpoint, police said yesterday.
The robbers barged into the apartment on Ninth Avenue near 40th Street at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, cops said.
They demanded $50,000 that he allegedly owed them, assaulted him, and swiped the watch and cash.
An honest if inept thief who had swiped jewelry from a Hell’s Kitchen apartment identified himself in surveillance video, authorities said yesterday.
After his arrest last Wednesday, Gary Johnson, 52, blurted out, “Oh yeah, that’s me,” as he watched himself on the security footage entering and leaving the building on 48th Street near Ninth Avenue at 2 p.m. on June 19, a court complaint said.
A foreigner was robbed of credit cards by two prostitutes in his Midtown hotel room, authorities said yesterday.
The man invited hookers Antoinett Davis-Gittns, 26, and Annmarie Kerr, 33, to his room at the Best Western Presidential Hotel at West 48th Street near Eighth Avenue at 5 a.m. last Thursday, sources said.
He left the women alone for a few minutes, then discovered his cards were missing, the sources said.
A violent mugger swiped a panhandler’s tin can containing $17 on the Upper East Side, police sources said yesterday.
Julio Torres, 27, allegedly kicked the 26-year-old man in the face at Third Avenue and 86th Street at 4:44 p.m. Sunday, then grabbed the man’s tin can, cops said.
Responding cops nabbed Torres.
Thieves stole $13,000 in jewelry from a Gramercy Park shoe-repair shop, police sources said.
The burglars pried open a gate and smashed a glass door at Empire Shoe Repair on 23rd Street near Third Avenue at 3:12 a.m. yesterday.
They stepped inside, smashed a glass showcase and grabbed the baubles.