2008_07_uwsmug.jpgPolice believe the same suspect is behind seven muggings that have taken place on the Upper West Side/ Morningside Heights since April.

According to the Post, he "first punches his victim in the face, then demands cash and valuables." The attacks have been on six woman and one man, many concentrated around West 92nd Street--at Columbus and West 92nd Street, West End and West 92nd, on West 92nd off West End, West 81st and Central Park West, West 110th and 7th Avenue, Broadway near West 108th West 91st near Columbus. Luckily, none of the victims have been seriously hurt.

The authorities released a sketch of the suspect, who is described as, per WABC 7, "a black man between the ages of 25 and 35, approximately 5-foot-6 to 6-feet tall and weighing 150 to 180 pounds. He is light-skinned with a medium build." Police urge anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.