Crook swipes purses in two separate robberies in Manhattan

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The NYPD is looking for a crook who robbed two women in Manhattan over the course of two days.

The first incident occurred on April 22 at 2:49 p.m. At this time, a 58-year-old woman was entering her building, located in the vicinity of Henry Street and Pike Street, when an unknown man followed her inside and forcibly took her purse, which contained various personal items.

The suspect then fled the scene to parts unknown. The victim was not injured as a result.

Then, at 10:20 p.m. on April 23, the suspect approached a 74-year-old woman who was crossing the street at the intersection of Grand Street and Essex Street. The crook proceeded to forcibly took the woman’s purse, knocking her to the ground in the process.

The suspect then fled on foot towards Broome Street. The victim suffered a minor laceration to her head and was treated at NYC Health and Hospitals/Bellevue in stable condition.

The suspect is described as a man with a dark complexion. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark-colored jeans.

Anyone with information in regard to these incidents 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 or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.