Police have arrested a Bronx man wanted for two robberies that took place last year in Times Square where he allegedly stole Rolex watches from his victims.
Dawda Njie, 36, was arrested Monday for allegedly robbing two men—in separate incidents—in June last year and taking their respective watches worth more than $25,000 each, according to police.
The first incident allegedly took place at around 3 a.m. on June 13, when Njie allegedly approached a 50-year-old man in front of 750 8th Avenue and offered to sell him narcotics. When the victim refused, Njie allegedly ripped a Rolex watch, valued at $25,000, from the victim’s wrist and took off. The victim suffered minor injuries to his wrist.
On the second occasion, a 44-year-old man was walking near the intersection of 8th Avenue and West 37th Street at around 2:50 a.m. on June 20, when two men—one of whom was allegedly Njie– approached the victim and began assaulting him, according to police.
The pair then took the victim’s wallet that contained credit cards as well as his Rolex watch, valued at $30,000, causing minor abrasions.
The second suspect has yet to be apprehended.
Njie was busted Monday morning within the confines of the 6th Precinct and has been charged with robbery.