WANTED: Robbery (Manhattan)

The New York City Police Department is asking the public for assistance with locating and identifying the individuals in the attached video and photographs, who are wanted in connection to several robberies that occurred within the confines of the 19 Precincts. Details are as follows:

 Incident #1: It was reported to police that on Friday December 15, 2017, at approximately 12:30 a.m. in front of a residential building in the vicinity of East 92 Street and Lexington Avenue, one of the individuals grabbed the 23-year-old female victim’s purse and tried to take it from her. When the victim resisted, the two other individuals shoved her and all three managed to take the purse away from her. The individuals fled on foot westbound on 92 Street.

Incident #2: It was reported to police that on Tuesday January 9, 2017, at approximately 8:20 p.m. inside of a residential building in the vicinity of East 88 Street and 1 Avenue, one individual followed the 80-year-old female victim into the building and tried to take her purse. The victim resisted and a struggle for the purse ensued. During the scuffle the victim fell to the floor and yelled out for help. A 28-year-old male heard her cries for help and ran out of his apartment to render aid. The individual immediately ran out of the vestibule and fled eastbound on 88 Street along with a second individual who stood by as a lookout.

 The first individual is described as:

  • A dark skinned male
  • Last seen wearing a red hooded sweater, a black and blue coat, black jeans and black sneakers

 The second individual is described as:

  • A dark skinned male
  • Last seen wearing a black hooded jacket, black jeans and black shoes.

 The third individual is described as a dark skinned male; last seen wearing a dark colored hooded coat, blue jeans, black sneakers and he carried a cane.

 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.