The man police accused of clubbing, punching and threatening to to shoot six people in a Queens robbery spree has been cuffed, according to authorities.
Twenty-four-year-old Luke Boynton was arrested and charged with six counts of robbery in a series of stick-ups and muggings between Sept. 30 and Monday, according to the NYPD.
The robber’s onslaught began on Sept. 30, when he argued with his 72-year-old victim before punching him in the face and stealing cash.
A few hours later, at about 2 a.m. on Oct. 1, he allegedly attacked a 25-year-old man from behind, beating him with a wooden club several times. He stole $100 from the 25-year-old, who then went to St. John’s Hospital.
Then, on Monday, the man struck four times between 7:50 p.m. and 8:40 p.m., according to police. He allegedly cracked one man in the head and body with a stick, shoved a woman to the wall in an attempt to get her purse, held another woman at gunpoint and threatened to shoot her if she screamed before taking off with her cash, and punched another woman in another attempted purse-snatching. Two of the victims went to the hospital with injuries.
Boynton was arrested after authorities got a phone tip, the NYPD said. It's not clear if he has an attorney.