Police seeking woman in string of UWS burglaries at knifepoint

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Police created a sketch of a suspect who robbed two woman on the Upper West Side at knifepoint. (Photo: NYPD)

Police created a sketch of a suspect who robbed two woman on the Upper West Side at knifepoint. (Photo: NYPD)

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.