Suspected Arrested in 6 Manhattan Muggings: NYPD


Police say they've caught a suspect in a string of six muggings in Central Park, on Fifth Avenue and midtown Manhattan.

The New York Police Department says officers arrested 55-year-old Cecil Richardson Friday on robbery and other charges.

No telephone number could immediately be found for Richardson's Manhattan address. It's unclear whether he has a lawyer who can comment on the charges.

Police say the muggings happened between April 10 and Wednesday. The victims handed over amounts ranging from $18 to $300.

The NYPD says plainclothes officers saw Richardson accost someone outside a Fifth Avenue store and demand money Friday morning.

Police say he hopped into a cab in an unsuccessful effort to elude them. They chased it on foot and caught up when it got stuck in traffic.

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