WANTED: Robbery (Queens)

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals depicted in the attached video and photographs in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 107 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Saturday November 18, 2017, at approximately 9:45 p.m. inside of the Sutphin Boulevard “F” subway station, the two individuals approached the 54 year-old male victim from behind. One of the individuals placed him in a chokehold and forced him down to the ground while the other went through his pockets and removed his wallet, which contained $10 in cash and 2 credit cards. In addition, the individuals punched the victim about his body before they fled in an unknown direction. The victim was treated at a nearby hospital for minor injuries. Pursuant to an active investigation, it was determined that shortly after the incident the individuals attempted to purchase merchandise with the victim’s credit cards at various locations near the subway station.

The first individual is a:

  •  Male, Black, 20 to 30 years old, with a black backpack; last seen wearing a black hooded sweater, a black vest, dark colored jeans and black sneakers.

 The second individual is a:

  •  Male, Hispanic, 20 to 30 years old, with a beard; last seen wearing a black baseball cap, a black coat with a fur-lined hood, gray sweatpants and white 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.