The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance identifying the individuals, wanted for questioning in connection to a robbery, which occurred within the confines of the 42nd Precinct in the Bronx.
The following has been reported to the police.
On Monday, August 10, 2020, at approximately 1756 hours, the 44-year-old male victim was in front of 3300 3rd Avenue, where he arranged to meet with a unknown individual through the “Let It Go” app to sell a black and white “Kenzo” wallet, valued at $200.
The unknown individual arrived to the location in a white sedan, where he double parked, and the victim approached the vehicle on the passenger side.
Inside of the vehicle were two individuals, an operator and a front seat passenger, who grabbed the wallet and the victim’s bag, which contained medicine and $50.
The individuals then drove off, with the victim’s arm trapped inside of the vehicle. The victim was dragged for several blocks as the passenger repeatedly punched the victim. The operator of the vehicle then displayed a black firearm and the victim dislodged from the vehicle, hitting the ground.
As a result the victim sustained numerous non-life threatening injuries and was removed to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was treated and released.
The individuals and the vehicle are described as follows:
- Individual #1 is a male with a light complexion, approximately 20-25 years old, with black curly hair, wearing a white t-shirt and black jeans.
- Individual #2 is a male with a light complexion, approximately 20-25 years old, with short black hair, wearing a white t-shirt and green pants
- The vehicle is described as a white 4-door sedan with unknown license plates.
A surveillance video clip of the suspects is attached and available at DCPI.
Anyone with information related 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 or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All tips will be kept strictly confidential.