The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in ascertaining the whereabouts of the unidentified individual who is depicted in the attached photograph and is sought in connection with a robbery pattern within the confines of the 42nd Precinct in Bronx.

Details are as follows.

Incident #1: It was reported to police that on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at 1625 hours on the South West Corner of Home Street and Hoe Avenue, the victim, a 32-year-old male, was waiting for the traffic light when he was approached by one of the unidentified males. The unidentified male then snatched the phone out of the victim’s hand and the victim attempted to flee when the second unidentified male stepped in front of him and displayed a firearm demanding money. The victim then gave the second unknown individual his money and the unidentified males fled north on Hoe Avenue.

The victim was not injured.

Incident #2: It was reported to police that on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at 1630 hours in front of 1522 Vyse Avenue, the victim, a 41-year-old male, had just finished a food delivery and was approached from the front by one unidentified male and approached from behind by another unknown individual. One of the individuals then grabbed him by his neck to prevent him from fleeing as the second unidentified individual displayed a firearm demanding the victim give up his belongings. The victim complied and the unidentified males fled on foot.

The victim was not injured.

A surveillance photograph of the suspect 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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