NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Six violent robberies in Manhattan have police examining a pattern.
Authorities said the attacker has targeted victims of Asian descent by following them into elevators and assaulting them repeatedly by punching them in the face and head before robbing them.
The attacks took place between Jan. 17 and Jan. 24.
The first incident happened on Jan. 17 around 8 a.m. A 44-year-old woman sustained injuries to the left side of her face in the assault. The suspect got away with the victim’s bag, which contained credit cards, a driver’s license and keys, police said.