An ex-convict on a housebreaking spree in Manhattan allegedly choked a girl till she handed out — however left that scene empty-handed after he was tackled by the sufferer’s 13-year-old son, police and sources mentioned Tuesday.
Dean Rogich, 41, was on supervised launch when he was arrested Monday for allegedly committing a sequence of burglaries within the Greenwich Village and Chelsea neighborhoods, cops mentioned.
The thief dedicated his first housebreaking round 6:15 p.m. Sunday after he entered a 46-year-old lady’s house close to ninth Street and Fifth Avenue, cops mentioned.
He tried to take away the sufferer’s purse and demanded she “Shut up and stop yelling!” when she caught him within the act. He then “struck her in the face with a closed first” and commenced choking her, cops mentioned.
The lady misplaced consciousness however her son was residence and “tackled” the thief, cops mentioned.
The criminal dropped the Matt & Nat backpack on his means out and fled the scene. The sufferer suffered minor accidents.
He hit three different flats earlier than he was arrested Monday and tied to the crime.
The three newest victims have been girls who lived in the identical constructing in Chelsea, cops mentioned.
In one case, the sufferer was 100 years outdated and in one other the sufferer was 88.
“This guy’s a menace,” a police supply mentioned. “He’s terrorizing old ladies.”
Rogich served 13 years in jail on a primary diploma housebreaking conviction and was launched on April 28.
He faces expenses of housebreaking and felony trespassing amongst others, cops mentioned.
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