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Police are looking for a male suspect who ripped off two women — hurting one and threatening to stab both — on the 1 train in Lower Manhattan last week.
In the first incident, on Tues., Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m., the man approached a 30-year-old woman on a southbound 1 train and threatened to cut her with some type of object while demanding money and her stuff, police say. She gave him $40 and he fled.
Six hours later, also a southbound 1 train, he went up to a woman, 29, and said he would stab her if she didn’t hand over her cash at about 1:30 a.m., according to police. Police say he then punched her in the face and chest, grabbed her iPhone from her hand and stole $48. He then fled. Police say she refused medical attention at the scene.
Police did not release the precise location of either incident, but they both occurred within the First Precinct, which covers stations from Houston St. to South Ferry on the 1 line.
The suspect is described as a male black in his early 40s, 5’10,” 160 pounds, with a thin build and pock marks under both eyes.
— DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC