Police are on the lookout for a person related to a collection of violent robberies in Brooklyn
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are looking for a man linked to a series of violent robberies in Brooklyn.
A surveillance video captured the moment a man approached a woman walking on Woodpoint Road and Conselyea Streets in Williamsburg.
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He forcibly grabbed her bag, then got into a car and drove away. The victim was not injured. Her bag contained credit cards, keys, and a cell phone.
About half an hour later, police say the same man hit and dragged a woman to the floor while trying to steal her purse near Richardson Street and Graham Avenue.
The victim suffered pain and bruises to her head and eye, but refused to seek medical attention. The suspect did not get away with the victim’s property.
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About half an hour after the second incident, police said the suspect got into a woman’s car on Nassau Avenue, hit her, kicked her out of the vehicle and drove away.
The vehicle was later found abandoned on Withers Street and Vandervoort Avenue. According to the police, the vehicle was still in use and had damage to the driver’s door, the tailgate and the rear bumper.
All three incidents occurred on June 5th.
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Anyone with information on these incidents is encouraged to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPD tips Twitter account or submitted online at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.