NEW YORK - A man on a robbery spree across Manhattan targeted at least one of his victims with a Taser, according to police.
The NYPD was searching for the man who struck at least four times over three days.
In the most recent incident, on Oct. 7 at about 5:40 a.m., the suspect was riding a blue bicycle when he approached an 82-year-old man behind the wheel of a car and put a knife to the suspect's throat through the driver's side window. The suspect then took $500 from the car. He then rode off on his bicycle westbound along West 44th street. The victim was not injured.
On Oct. 6. at about 7:40 a.m., the suspect approached a 66-year-old woman inside a Chase Bank on 7th Avenue and threatened the woman with a Taser before attempting to steal her money. The suspect ran off on foot empty-handed.
About ten minutes later, the suspect returned to the bank and approached a 47-year-old man and threatened him with a knife. He managed to take $200 from the victim before taking off on foot.
On Oct. 4 at about 6:50 a.m., the man threatened a 71-year-old man in the area of Central Park West and West 64th Street with a knife and stole $250 before fleeing on foot.
Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this individual is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips.
Police say that all calls are strictly confidential.
The NYPD was searching for the man who struck at least four times over three days. (NYPD)
The suspect approached an elderly man behind the wheel of a vehicle and threatened him with a knife, said police. (NYPD)
Manhattan targeted at least one of his victims with a Taser, according to police.