Help Identify An Attempted Robbery Suspect

Published on March 19, 2019, 9:48 am
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The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance video and photo in connection to an attempted robbery that occurred within the confines of the 46 Precinct in Bronx.

Details are as follows.

It was reported to police that on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 0830 hours, at the southeast corner of University Avenue and West Tremont Avenue, an unidentified individual approached the 47-year-old female victim, grabbed her purse and tried to forcibly remove it. The victim fell to the ground holding on to the purse, while the individual dragged the victim trying to remove the purse. The victim did not relinquish the purse and the individual fled westbound on West Tremont Avenue towards Andrews Avenue. The victim sustained minor injuries but refused medical attention. There was no property taken.

The individual is described as a male Hispanic, approximately 18-years-old, with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, gray sweatpants and black boots.

A photo 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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