Cops are looking for a serial robber who has been targeting elderly and middle-aged ladies in the Bronx. There have already been at least four incidents this month in which the older women either had their purses snatched, or they were assaulted by the perp for their money. Rosa Rios, 78, told CBS the suspect followed her out of a cash checking store, grabbed her, and repeatedly told her “give me the money, give me the money.” You can see surveillance video of the suspect below.

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Police said that the two robberies and two grand larcenies all occurred in the vicinity of White Plains Road and East Gun Hill Road in the Bronx between December 3rd and 5th. Check out all the details on the incidents below:

Incident# 1 (Monday) December 3, 2012, at 1130 hours, the suspect snatched the purse from a F/89 and removed money from the victim. Suspect fled on foot. Incident# 2 (Monday) December 3, 2012, at 1500 hours, the suspect followed the victim, F/68, as she left a U.S. Post Office. In front of 830 Magenta Street, the suspect grabbed her purse, shoved her to the ground and fled on foot. Incident# 3 (Tuesday) December 4, 2012, at 1200 hours, the suspect followed the victim, F/78, as she left a check cashing store. While inside her building's elevator, the suspect entered, grabbed her wrist while removing cash and a money order from her pocket. Incident # 4 (Wednesday) December 5, 2012, at 1650 hours, the suspect followed the victim, F/60, after leaving a check cashing store. As the victim was entering her building, he snatched an envelope from her pocket containing cash and fled on foot.

Sara Elliot, who knows two of the victims, told CBS: “I just think it’s sad that they’re choosing the ones who really can’t protect themselves or let alone fight against what’s happening.” This is the latest in a rash of elderly attacks in the last two months: one robber beat up a 65-year-old man in a Bronx nursing home for $24; two thugs pretended to be electricians in order to rob a 90-year-old man in Queens; and two men assaulted a 70-year-old man after asking him if he was Muslim or Hindu.

Police described the suspect as 30-45, heavy set, wearing a dark colored jacket and a black hat. Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).