NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An intense search is underway for a man police said went on a violent robbery spree in Central Park.
Police have released a sketch of the man who is wanted for two robberies that occurred earlier this week at 74th Street and East Drive near the popular Boathouse restaurant.
In each incident, the suspect put his victims in a chokehold, dragged them to the ground and took off with cash and credit cards, police said.
The first robbery happened just after midnight on Monday and the second around 12:25 a.m. Wednesday, police said.
The victims, who were both 47-year-old men, were shaken, but neither was seriously injured, police said.