WANTED: Robbery (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two individuals depicted in the attached photographs who are wanted for questioning in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 9th Precinct. The details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at approximately 8:00 p.m. in the vicinity of East 5th Street between Avenue C and Avenue D, two males followed a 62-year-old female victim, kicked her causing her to fall to the ground and fled with her purse. The victim sustained bruising and swelling as a result.

  • Individual #1 is described as a male Hispanic in his twenties and was last seen wearing a blue jersey with the number “12” on the front, blue jeans and wore his hat backwards.
  • Individual #2 is described as a male Black in his twenties who was shirtless and wearing his hat backwards.

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.