Police were searching Tuesday night for a man who attempted to rob a livery cab driver, and got into a fight that left the driver injured, in Washington Heights earlier this month.
Police on Saturday were searching for a suspect who robbed a woman at knifepoint in a Long Island parking lot.
Joseph Pittman was confronted by police in the parking lot as he was trying to flee. Pittman, 34, allegedly brandished the knife and threatened to hurt himself. The officers used their tasers to restrain Pittman, according to police.
Police and prosecutors in Newark were asking for help from the public Tuesday in identifying a rapist who forced his way into two homes at knifepoint.
The woman was allegedly attacked while sitting on a southbound F train at the Fort Hamilton Parkway station.
Police say a man, who has been caught on surveillance cameras, has robbed five women in the last three weeks, stealing wallets and cell phones. In at one incident, he held up a victim at knifepoint.