Cops are searching for a Manhattan mugging suspect tied to at least two attacks near Central Park this week.
On Aug. 18, the suspect first approached a 47-year-old man at around midnight near 74th Street and East Drive. The suspect came up from behind and put his arm around the victim's neck in a chokehold, pulling the man to the ground.
The assailant made off with the man's backpack, which had $7 in cash, a debit card and two credit cards on foot.
Two days later, the mugger struck again, this time approaching another 47-year-old man near the same location but first talked the man up. Soon after, the man again used a chokehold.
The suspect took the the victim's bag, which had $140 in cash and a debit card.
Investigators released a sketch of the suspected mugger, who is described as a black man approximately 6-feet-5-inches tall.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or to submit tips online.
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