Police need the public’s help in finding a tough guy who accosted and repeatedly punched a man in Greenwich Village, then robbed him of his wallet, earlier this month.
The attack happened at about 11:20 p.m. on the night of Dec. 4 at the corner of Waverly Place and Gay Street, where the attacker confronted the 23-year-old victim.
Law enforcement sources said the perpetrator pulled the man’s jacket up over his head, then repeatedly punched him in the face and demanded his property. The victim complied with the bully’s request, handing over his wallet and iPhone.
After obtaining the victim’s belongings, cops said, the suspect took off on foot and was last seen at the West 4th Street-Washington Square subway station.
The mugging was reported to the 6th Precinct; the victim suffered minor injuries including pain and redness to his face.
On Dec. 16, the NYPD released a photo of the crook from the West 4th Street station soon after the assault.
Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.