LENOX HILL, Manhattan — Police in New York City are searching for a man who they say threatened women with acid during robberies at automatic teller machines.
Police say the first robbery occurred May 12 when a 22-year-old woman was approached by a man while using a Citibank ATM in Lenox Hill. Investigators say the man displayed a bottle of liquid and threatened to throw acid in her face if she didn't give him $1,000. Police say the victim gave the suspect cash and he fled the scene.
Investigators say the suspect approached a 36-year-old woman on May 29 at the same First Avenue Citibank ATM with a similar threat involving liquid he claimed was acid. The victim gave him $500 before the man fled.
Police say both women weren't injured.
Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).