Cops have nabbed the man they believe is the serial mugger behind 16 robberies in Manhattan’s East Village and Lower East Side.
Police arrested Dion Whitehead, 38, Thursday night on four counts of robbery. The E. Houston St. resident allegedly began his mugging spree in May, striking every few days.
Brandishing a knife or pretending to have a gun, he grabbed cell phones, jewelry, cash, an iPod and other items, sticking to an area between E. 14th St. and E. Houston St.
Whitehead has several prior arrests including attempted murder and drug charges, cops said. Cops tracked him down after receiving a tip based on surveillance photos from a subway station.