Police are searching for a man in connection with two violent robberies in the Queen Village area earlier this week.
On Saturday around 6:15 a.m., a woman was walking along Christian Street near 4th when a man approached her from behind, grabbed her by her neck and assaulted her. He then took her purse and fled the scene, police said.
A similar robbery unfolded around 7:25 a.m. on Sunday, police said. A woman was walking on Catharine Street near 6th and noticed a man who was circling the block on his bicycle. The man used a white t-shirt to conceal his face. He approached the woman from behind, grabbed her by her neck and forced her to the ground. He snatched her purse — which contained $300, credit cards and her ID — and fled the scene.
Police Tuesday released surveillance footage of the man and are asking for help from the public to identify and arrest him.