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

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Surveillance video of elderly robbery in Gramercy Park on November 3, 2011 (credit: DCPI)

Surveillance video of elderly robbery in Gramercy Park on November 3, 2011 (credit: DCPI)

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.

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