The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached photograph in connection to an attempted robbery that occurred within the confines of the 45 Precinct in Bronx.
Details are as follows.
It was reported to police that on Friday, May 31, 2019, at approximately 0430 hours, inside of the Crosstown Diner located at 2880 Bruckner Boulevard, the unidentified individual entered the location through an open rear door, approached the 67-year-old male victim (employee) with a firearm in his right hand, and threatened to shoot him if his attempt to rob the establishment was impeded. The victim fell to the ground, striking his head. Another adult male employee, a 61-year-old male possessing a knife, confronted the individual, causing him to flee the location, in an unknown direction, without having taken or removed anything. EMS responded to the location and transported the initial victim to Jacobi Hospital, where he received stiches to the head before being released.
The individual is described as an adult male, black, 5’11” tall, weighing approximately 175 lbs.; last seen wearing a blue t-shirt, white shorts, white sneakers and wearing a black stocking over his head.
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 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.