Man Sought In Bronx, Manhattan Elevator Muggings

Police are searching for the man wanted for a string of elevator robberies in the Bronx and Manhattan.

Investigators believe he’s responsible for four robberies, all attacks on women, over the last two weeks.

The alleged suspect was captured on surveillance cameras inside one of the buildings.

The New York City Police Department says in all four incidents, the man entered an elevator, showed a knife or an ice pick, demanded the victims’ jewelry and cash, and then took off on foot.

Three incidents happened in Co-Op City in the Bronx.

The fourth, and most recent, incident was inside a building in Peter Cooper Village on the east side of Manhattan.

None of the victims were injured.

Management at Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village posted the man’s photo around the developments and have been told not to hold open the door for strangers.

“You see somebody coming in with you. You hold the door for them, even though you don’t know them. You just let somebody in who might not live here or whatever, so you gotta be careful when you go into your building,” said one resident.

“It’s a little scary, but we’re comfortable because I’m right here with the security guard, so it helps me feel better,” said another. “But it’s a little frightening”

Police describe the man as 6 feet tall, 250 pounds, in his 40s, with a close-cut beard. He was last seen wearing a green jacket.

Anyone with information about the case is being asked to contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-577-TIPS, by texting TIP577 to CRIMES, or by going to NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.

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