Police Nab Man Suspected Of Robbing Two Elderly People In Gramercy Park

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police say they’ve arrested a a man wanted in connection with two robberies in Gramercy Park.

The most recent robbery happened on Wednesday, November 23 around 6:06 p.m. Police say the victim, a 71-year-old, was attacked from behind as he was entering the lobby of his apartment building.

Police say the suspect took an unknown amount of money before fleeing the scene. The victim was treated for a broken arm at an area hospital.

The suspect’s first robbery was on Thursday, November 3 at 5:15 p.m. The suspect approached his victim, this time a 77-year-old, in the vestibule of the victim’s building before grabbing him and removing money from his pocket.

No injuries were reported in that encounter.

Both incidents were caught on surveillance video.

Henry Huggins, 51, of East 30th Street in Manhattan has been arrested. He faces burglary and robbery charges.

Sound off in our comments section below…

  • Meme Meyagi

    what is done about 7 million mooslime terrorists living in usa?

  • frank lee

    Both mugginging took place in “Stuyvesant Town” housing (east side of Manhattan, first ave. betweent 16 & 18 st..
    The violent muggings took place while some of the Stuyvesant town safety officers were guarding a empty ice skatting rink. PLEASE NOTE, that at no time was the ice in the skating rink harmed, while the two elderly men got mugged!

  • Frank

    This is the true meaning of a low life.

  • JOE

    There’s a special place in hell for people who take advantage of and abuse the elderly. How big a coward do you have to be to prey on older, defenseless people?

  • Glenn

    Hopefully a judge will not release him on bail.
    Even better send him to Rikers Island and do NOT give him PC status, once the other inmates find out who he is justice will be served.

    • Don

      Get serious, most of the inmates are there for mugging seniors. There is no honor among inmates.

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