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.READ MORE: Snapshot NY: Tourists Returning To New York As City Bounces Back From Pandemic
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.