Jan. 26, 2011 By Christian Murray
A 16-year old youth who allegedly mugged six Sunnyside women on the northern side of Queens Blvd in early January has been arrested, according to police.
Damari Morris, from Brooklyn, allegedly followed the women to their apartment buildings from the 40thStreet subway station, then knocked them to the ground and stole their belongs, said Capt. Donald Powers, the police captain at the 108 Police precinct. Morris took cell phones, iPods, mp3 players and cash.
The robberies all took place between 39th and 45th Streets and 43rd and 39th Avenues between 6:50 pm and 9:30 pm. Five of the muggings occurred between Jan. 7 and Jan. 14. The women were between the ages of 23 and 42, and were white or Asian.
The police arrested Morris after a report came in from a Sunnyside woman on Jan. 18 who alleged that she had been robbed. The police, which had its anti-crime team in the area, were able to apprehend Morris based on her report. The victim identified him and her belongs were recovered.
However, upon his arrest, Morris also confessed to police that he was responsible for a mugging on Dec. 11, taking his robbery count to seven.
Morris, who was attending school in Astoria, had no connection to the area, Powers said.
None of the women were seriously injured. There were no weapons used in the attacks.
Morris is being charged as an adult and has been incarcerated in the Robert N. Davoren Complex in East Elmhurst. His next court hearing is Feb. 2.