UPPER WEST SIDE (PIX11) — The NYPD is searching for a woman in her mid-twenties responsible for two burglaries at knifepoint in the Upper West Side.
The first robbery occurred on Jan. 18 around 2:30 p.m. when the suspect approached a 72-year-old woman on West 89th Street and Riverside Drive and demanded her purse while brandishing a knife. The victim complied and the suspect fled.
The suspect attempted a second burglary at knifepoint on Feb. 28 around 3:40 p.m. when she sat next to a 62-year-old woman on a bench on West 84th Street and Riverside Drive and demanded money. After the victim began to scream, the suspect fled the scene empty-handed.
Police describe the suspect as a black female, about 5-foot and weighing about 125 pounds, with long, black curly hair.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident 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 or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.