Woman wanted in string of robberies on Upper West Side

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UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan -- Police are looking for a woman wanted in a string of robberies on the Upper West Side.

The first incident happened back on Jan. 18 around 5:30 p.m. at West 89th Street Riverside Drive where the suspect, armed with a knife, approached a 72-year-old woman and demanded her purse. The woman handed it over and the suspect fled.

The second incident happened on Feb. 28 around 6:40 p.m. at West 84th Street and Riverside drive where a woman matching the same description and armed with a knife sat down next to a 62-year-old woman and demanded her money. The victim said she had no money and began to scream. The suspect fled empty handed.

The most recent incident happened Nov. 29 at 1:45 a.m. in the area of 230 West 105 Street when police say the suspect, who was armed with a knife, approached the 33-year-old and demanded her purse. The victim ran away leaving the suspect empty handed.

No injuries were reported in any of the incidents.

The suspect is described as a black female in her early 20s, 5'4" tall, weighing 165 pounds wearing high heels, and a black waist length jacket. The suspect's fingernails were painted teal with diamonds on them.

Anyone with information in regards to any of these incidents 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 at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.