The police released this sketch of a suspect wanted in several strong-arm robberies
in Central Park since Monday in the vicinity of 74 Street and East Drive near the Loeb Boathouse just after 12:00am. In both incidents the assailant placed the victim in a chokehold and robbed them.
Manhattan The NYPD is seeking the public's assistance in locating and identifying the following individual wanted in connection to a robbery pattern within the confines of the 22nd Precinct (Central Park). The circumstances are as follows:
1: On Monday, August 18, 2014 at approximately 0005 hours, the suspect approached the 47 year-old male victim from behind in the vicinity of 74 Street and East Drive and placed him into a chokehold. The suspect then brought the victim to the ground and removed his backpack, which contained $7 in cash, one (1) debit card, and two (2) credit cards. The suspect then fled to parts unknown.
2: On Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at approximately 0025 hours, the suspect engaged the 47 year-old male victim in conversation in the vicinity of 74 Street and the East Drive and placed him in a chokehold. The suspect then brought the victim to the ground and removed his bag, which contained $140 in cash and a debit card.
The suspect is described as follows:
Male, Black, approximately 6'5"
A sketch is attached.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.