The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached video and photograph in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 73 Precinct. Details are as follows:
It was reported to police that on Thursday November 2, 2017, at approximately 7:30 a.m. the individual posed as a fare and hailed down the 33 year-old male victim, a cab driver, in the vicinity of St. John’s Place and Troy Avenue. Once inside the vehicle, the victim drove the individual to 1483 Pitkin Avenue whereupon the individual asked to be taken to 1843 Pitkin Avenue. After they arrived at the location, the individual placed a gun to the victim’s ribcage and demanded his money. When the victim told him he didn’t have any, the individual took the victim’s cell phones and went through his pockets where he removed his wallet. The individual removed $200 in cash from the victim’s wallet and gave the wallet back to him. The individual exited the vehicle and fled into 390 Sutter Avenue.
The individual is described as:
- A male black, 18 to 25 years old
- Last seen wearing a red, white and blue hooded sweater with the word “Staple” on its chest
- Red and blue sweatpants, white 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.