Man robbed at knifepoint in the Bronx

NYPD patrol car, NYC - File Photo
NYPD patrol car, NYC - File Photo

NEW YORK, NY – A 24-year-old man was shoved to the ground and robbed at gunpoint last Friday. Today, police released photos of the suspects in an attempt to solicit the public to help identify them.

According to the NYPD, at around 10 pm, the victim, a 24-year-old male, was walking in the vicinity of Vyse Avenue and West Farms Road when two unknown male individuals approached him.

One of the suspects punched the victim in the head, knocking him to the ground, while the second held him down and displayed a knife.

“While on the ground, the individual repeatedly punched and kicked the victim and demanded property,” police said in a statement. “The individuals then forcibly removed the victim’s backpack and wallet.”

Both suspects fled on foot, northbound on Vyse Avenue.

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The man was taken to Saint Barnabas Hospital and treated for multiple lacerations and contusions to his face.

Anyone with information in regard 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 at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/, on Twitter @NYPDTips.