Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Police searching for suspect in weekend attacks on Avenue B

The 9th Precinct is searching for a suspect behind two attacks this past weekend on Avenue B.

Per PIX 11:

The first victim was attacked Saturday around 12:23 a.m. in a residential building near East 13th Street and Avenue B, according to police.

The man followed the woman, 22, into the building, then threw her on the ground and repeatedly punched her, police said.

He fled with her purse, according to police.

The second victim was attacked that night, around 2:10 a.m., near East Houston and Avenue B, police said.

The man approached the 31-year-old woman in a residential building and demanded money, according to police. When she refused, police said he struck her over her left eye, causing a small laceration.

According to reports, he then grabbed her bag, which contained $40 and credit cards, and fled east on Second Street.

Town & Village's recap of the attacks mention that the suspect is described as Hispanic and about 5-10. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, dark-blue sweat pants, white sneakers and a white cap.

Anyone with information that could help in the investigation is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You may also submit tips online.


Anonymous said...

What I remember from the 80's when this kind of crime was more common, the perps usually lived within blocks of their crimes. Knowing the streets and how to get away when pursued was important to a seasoned thief. Sorry these women were attacked it's a traumatic experience.

Anonymous said...

I read reports all the time in The Villager on muggings, and the paper reports that the precinct there -- the 6th -- seems to catch the perps right away. What is it with the 9th? Are they too busy doing what?

Two muggings in one night -- you think they'd catch him.

Anonymous said...

I notice that the predator population is resurgent and very COMFORTABLE under Mayor Chirlene and her Husband Dezero

Anonymous said...

@5:06 PM

I'm no DeBlasio fan but no, the predator population is not resurgent. If anything the predator population is finding a slightly happier hunting ground in this neighborhood because the current crop of newcomers is even more clueless than the previous 21st century cellphone kids. There's a "bad vibe" everywhere but that's because of money and Trump and sign of the times. There are enough reasons to be disgusted with the Mayor, no need to stretch.