Cops Hunting For Subway Mugger

Now here is transit related story #2 from today’s Daily News. The cops are on the hunt for a subway mugger who has been targeting female straphangers. The suspect has struck 3 times since September 5 with the latest attack occurring this past Monday. Here is the brief article courtesy of the NY Daily News:

Cops were on the hunt last night for a violent mugger who targets women in Manhattan subway stations, police said.

The cowardly crook’s first victim was a 35-year-old woman whom he robbed about 4:30 p.m. Sept. 5 in the Fifth Ave. and E.23rd St. station.

The thug struck again about 1:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Eighth Ave. and 34th St. station, swiping a 50-year-old woman’s pocketbook after shoving her to the ground.

Then about 3 p.m. Monday, he grabbed a 47-year-old woman in the 40th St. and Broadway station and wrestled away her bag.

The suspect was described as a 30- to 40-year-old black man, about 6-feet-2 and 170 pounds with a slender build.

Cops asked anyone with information to call (800) 577-TIPS.

I do have one question though. Why are we just hearing about this today?

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