Police believe the same man has been robbing women returning to their downtown Manhattan apartments, taking their cash and sometimes punching them in the face, and now they have released surveillance video in hopes the public can help identify him.

The four robberies occurred over 11 days in February, in Chinatown and the Lower East Side. Here are the NYPD's details:

Incident 1: (5 Pct) It was reported to the police that on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 0010 hours, the victim, a 40-year old female was entering her residence located within the vicinity of Henry Street and Catherine Street, when the individual followed her inside the building and demanded money. When the victim refused and started to scream the individual punched the victim in the face multiple times. The victim gave the male $1,485 in cash and the individual fled the location in an unknown direction. The victim was removed to New York Downtown Hospital for her injuries.

Incident 2: (5 Pct) It was reported to the police that on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 2204 hours the victim, a 28-year old female entered her residence located within the vicinity of Forsyth Street and Eldridge Street, when the individual pushed his way inside the building and grabbed the victim's handbag. The individual removed approximately $50 in cash from the wallet and fled the location in an unknown direction.

Incident 3: (7 Pct) It was reported to the police that on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 2148 hours the victim, a 45-year-old female was entering her residence, located within the vicinity of Essex Street and Ludlow Street, when the individual grabbed her behind, put his hand over her mouth and punched her in the face. The individual demanded money from the victim and removed approximately $550 from her bag. The individual fled the location northbound on Ludlow Street and the victim was removed to Bellevue Hospital by EMS.

Incident 4: (7 Pct) It was reported to the police that on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 2300 hours the victim, a 44-year old female was entering her residence, located within the vicinity of Orchard Street and Broome Street, when the individual followed her inside the building, punched her in the face and demanded money. The victim gave the individual her wallet containing approximately $400 in cash and the individual fled the location in an unknown direction. The victim refused medical attention.

The suspect is described as being about 40 years old and 5'4-5'6" with a medium build and last seen wearing a black jacket and dark knit hat. Surveillance footage from incident #3, on February 28, was released:



Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782)
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.