The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals depicted in the attached photos in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 44 Precinct in Bronx.
The details are as follows.
It was reported to the police that on Thursday, December 26, 2019, at approximately 1805 hours, a 29-year-old male victim engaged in conversation with another male individual via social media, and agreed to meet to exchange items in the vicinity of 1100 Teller Avenue.
Once there and inside his vehicle, the victim was approached by two male individuals who entered the vehicle, occupying both the front passenger and rear passenger seats, and demanded the victim’s property. One male displayed a firearm while the second male placed the victim in a choke hold; the first male removed the victim’s Gucchi bag containing an Apple iPhone 8, $200 cash, and wallet containing two credit cards and his passport.
The individuals then fled the location on foot, while the victim refused medical attention. The individuals attempted to use the credit cards at a nearby Target store to purchase electronic equipment, and were unsuccessful.
The individuals are described as males in their 20’s, average build, both wearing jeans, sneakers and hooded jackets.
Surveillance photographs of the suspect are 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.