Police: Man targeted 2 different men in separate knifepoint robberies in Concourse Village

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Police are searching for a man wanted in connection to a pattern of robberies in the 44th Precinct.

Authorities say the suspect has targeted two men in the past nine days.

A 71-year-old man told authorities he was near 165th Street and River Avenue in Concourse Village around 6 p.m. Saturday when he was ambushed from behind. The victim says the suspect pulled out a knife and demanded cash.

News 12 is told the suspect fled with a cellphone and $250.

Just over a week earlier, the same man targeted his first victim on the same block around the same time.

A 58-year-old man says he was near McClellan Street when a man threatened him with a knife.

In that incident, police say he stole $50.

Neither victim was hurt.

Authorities are offering a cash reward for anyone that has information that helps lead to an arrest and indictment.

 

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