The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual in connection to an attempted robbery within the confines of the 77 Precinct. Details are as follows:
It has been reported to police that on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at approximately 11:05 a.m. the individual entered a Verizon Store, located at 718 Franklin Avenue, and displayed a firearm and demanded property. The individual proceeded to strike two victims, a 31 year-old male inside the location, and a 54 year-old male outside the location, with his firearm and fled. No property was taken. Both victims were transported to Coney Island Hospital for abrasions to their head and are in stable condition. The individual is described as follows:
- Male, black, approximately 20-years-old, approximately 6’0″ tall, approximately 180 lbs.
- Wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, a black ski mask, and 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.