Five suspects wanted for robbing a man of his wallet in Manhattan: NYPD

Photos courtesy of the NYPD

Cops are looking for five crooks who robbed a man in a Manhattan apartment building earlier this month.

According to police, at 12:30 a.m. on Jan. 9, five individuals followed a 23-year-old man into a residential building located in the vicinity of 2nd Avenue and St. Marks Place in the East Village. After cornering the man on the second floor of the building, the crooks demanded his property, with one man lifting his shirt to show a gun in his waistband.

The victim complied and handed over his wallet, which contained multiple bank and credit cards. The suspects then fled the building in an unknown direction.

There were no injuries reported as a result of the incident. On Jan. 19, the NYPD released photos of three of the suspects.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the individuals 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 on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

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