WANTED: Robbery (Bronx)

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 an assault that occurred within the confines of the 43 Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Friday December 8, 2017, at approximately 4:55 p.m. in front of 1519 Watson Avenue, the first individual approached the 20 year-old male victim, fired several shots at him and struck him twice in the legs. The first individual then placed the firearm inside of the second individual’s backpack. Both individuals fled the scene on foot northbound on Elder Avenue. The victim was removed to an area hospital in serious but stable condition.

The first individual is:

  • A male, black
  • Last seen wearing a black 3/4 length hooded coat with a fur-lined hood, blue jeans and black sneakers.

 The second individual is:

  • A male, black
  • Last seen wearing a black hooded jacket with a fur-lined hood, a blue hooded sweater, blue jeans, black sneakers and he had on a black backpack.

 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.