Yesterday, police arrested a man suspected of mugging five women last Wednesday and Thursday on the Upper East Side. In many of the instances, the suspect approached a woman from behind, demanded money and claimed he had a knife; Tyrone Hunter, 55, an ex-con recently released from prison, was charged with robbery and assault.

According to the Post, Hunter "has spent more than 30 years in state prison, including an eight-year stint for rape." He was released in October after serving 24 years for burglary. WABC 7 says that a tip led to his arrest, but when Hunter walked out of the police station, he told reporters he was innocent.

Hunter allegedly took cash, jewelry and an iPod from two of the victims. None of the victims were injured.