Police are searching for a suspect in two robberies at a Manhattan subway station this month. In both instances, he's targeted women at the Spring Street C/E stop in Soho.
The first incident was on Tuesday, June 13th, at 10:53 a.m.: Police say that around 10:53 a.m. a male individual "grabbed a 50-year-old female victim from behind, put a white cloth over her nose and mouth, brandished a knife and removed $70 cash before fleeing southbound towards 6th Avenue."
Then on Saturday, June 17th, at around 10 a.m., the same individual "grabbed a 49-year-old female victim from behind, put a white cloth over her nose and mouth, brandished a knife, causing the victim to drop her purse to the ground before the unknown individual removed $75 cash from her purse before he fled the scene."
The man is described as being around 25 years old and about 5'9" with a bald head. He was last seen wearing grey sweatpants, a grey sweat jacket, a white T-shirt, white sneakers and a black backpack with a Nike logo. Police released a video of him after the June 17th incident:
Anyone with information in regards to this robbery pattern is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) 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 by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
Update: Police say they arrested Kevin Williams, 34, for the incidents, charging him with two counts of first-degree robbery. His mother reportedly turned him in.