WANTED: Robbery (Manhattan)

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following two male individuals in connection to a robbery within the confines of the 19 Precinct.  Details are as follows:

 It has been reported to police that on Saturday, June 19, 2017 at approximately 1:06 a.m. Individual #1 approached the 79 year-old male victim from behind as he was walking on East 61 Street and put him into a chokehold and pulled him into the stairway of 531 Park Avenue.  Individual #2 then approached and removed the victim’s wallet which contained $250 in cash and multiple credit cards.    

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.