Cops Seek Bronx Robber Who Punches Victims In The Head

Published on July 27, 2012, 3:15 pm
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The New York City Police Department (NYPD) is looking for a man who punches his victims in the head before robbing them.

Four people have been attacked in the Baychester section of the Bronx between May 27 and July 12, 2012.

In the last incident, the suspect is seen on surveillance video walking up behind the victim in a building lobby. He then starts punching her in the head.

It shows the woman falling and then struggling with the suspect who overpowers and robs her.

According to police, the first beating incident happened in late May on Wallace Avenue. The robber struck again on June 1, 2012 at an apartment on Holland Avenue, and again two weeks later on Matthews Avenue. All the victims were women — one 67 years old — and all were punched in the head.

None had serious injuries, but Vega said the victim living in his building is experiencing pain that cannot be seen.

There have been no arrests made and the investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stopperswebsite or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.


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