An elderly couple, who have been married for nearly 60 years, worked together to fight off an accused robber in Midtown on Tuesday night.
On Wednesday morning he attempted to rob two boys and was successful in robbing a third. Later that afternoon he relieved another boy of his wallet in the vicinity of Smith and President streets, police said.
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 said in each incident the suspect indicates that he has a gun while usually demanding money or cell phones before fleeing on foot.
The 6’1″, 250-pound suspect was caught on surveillance camera. He took a laptop from a 12-year-old, and an iPhone and cash from a 16-year-old.
In two separate attacks, police said, the suspect stole cell phones from his female victims and tried to sexually assault them.
Police said the suspect came up behind the woman on West 18th Street last Tuesday around 2 a.m., hit her in the head with a brick and then took her money before fleeing.
According to investigators, the suspect approached the 39-year-old Florida man as he walked near East 60th Street at about 7 p.m. Monday night.