NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are looking for a knife brandishing mugger who’s robbed two women in Queens.

The first incident took place in Ridgewood, on the morning of January 22. Just before 8 a.m. a 27-year-old woman was robbed inside of a store on Myrtle Ave.

The suspect approached her with a knife, demanded cash, and took off with $120.

The second mugging took place in Ozone Park on Wednesday morning. A 70-year-old woman was walking home near Glenmore Ave and 76th Street when the suspect pulled a knife on her.

He took off with $100 in cash and $6,300 worth of jewelry.

The suspect was described as a black male in his early 20s. He is 5’7″ and was last seen wearing a black hooded jacket, backpack, blue jeans, and red sneakers.

Anyone with information has been asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA(74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES0 and entering TIP577.


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