The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the males depicted in the attached video wanted for questioning in connection to a two case robbery pattern that both occurred within the confines of the 40 Precinct in Bronx.

Details are as follows.

Incident #1: It was reported to police that on Sunday, June 16, 2019, at approximately 0915 hours, in the vicinity of Rider Avenue and East 144 Street, a 29-year-old male victim was walking at the location when two unknown male individuals approached, one displayed a knife and demanded his property. The individual with the knife then stabbed the victim twice in the torso, causing a laceration and bleeding. The individuals then forcibly removed the victim’s knapsack and fled on foot to parts unknown.

EMS responded and transported the victim to Lincoln hospital in serious but stable condition with non-life threatening injuries. The victim’s property had no stated financial value.

Incident #2: It was reported to police that on Sunday, June 16, 2019, at approximately 1420 hours, opposite 341 Canal Place, a 34-year-old male victim was walking at the location when two unknown male individuals approached, one displayed a knife and demanded his property. The individual with the knife then stabbed the victim once, in the torso, causing a laceration and bleeding. The individuals then fled on foot to parts unknown, no property was ever removed.

EMS responded and transported the victim to Lincoln hospital in serious but stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.

The persons wanted for questioning are described as a male, Hispanics, 20-30 years of age, last seen wearing gray and black clothing.

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 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (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.

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