WANTED: Robbery (Manhattan)

 

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached video and photograph in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 13 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Monday January 23, 2017, at approximately 12:40 p.m. inside of 203 East 27 Street, the individual stabbed the 78 year-old male victim multiple times in the chest and demanded money. The victim struggled against the individual’s assault but relented and gave the individual approximately $80 in cash from his pants’ pocket. The individual stabbed and cut the victim a few more times before he fled the store eastbound on East 27 Street. The victim suffered numerous stab wounds to his chest, lacerations to his face, a fractured skull and a punctured left lung. The victim was removed to an area hospital in critical but stable condition.

 The individual is described as a:

  •  Male Hispanic, 40 to 50 years old, 5’8 to 5’11, 160 to 190lbs, with a beard; last seen wearing a blue hooded coat, blue jeans and black sneakers.

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.