NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects wanted for a string of spa robberies in Manhattan.

The first incident occurred at about 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 20. Two suspects robbed cash from a 56-year-old woman at knifepoint at the Green Phoenix Spa on West 46th Street before fleeing the scene.

On Monday, February 21, the suspects entered the Bodywork Foot and Back Spa at Washington Place. They displayed a knife and forced a 48-year-old female into the bathroom, where they then removed cash and fled.

The third incident happened at the Shu Xin Services on Canal Street, when the suspects again forced a woman into the bathroom at knifepoint. They then robbed the 42-year-old woman before they fled the scene.

There were no reported injuries in any of the three crimes.

Police describe the first suspect as a Hispanic male between the ages of 25 and 27, approximately 5’10” to 6’ with a thin build. He was wearing a black jacket and black boots.

The second suspect was described as a Hispanic male between the ages of 20 and 22, approximately 5’9” to 5’11” with a thin build.

Anyone with information in regards to these crimes is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls will be kept confidential

  1. Aviv Rosenthal says:

    NYPD described the suspects as Hispanic males.

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