Two men sought for robbing victims during meet-ups in Manhattan

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Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Cops are looking for a duo who tried to rob two people in Manhattan on two separate occasions. 

The first incident occurred on Feb. 22 at 6:20 p.m. At this time, a 27-year-old man met with an unknown individual in front of 330 Madison Ave. when the unknown man forcibly took the victim’s property. In the process of the robbery, the suspect bit the victim’s left hand.

The suspect fled the scene in a gray SUV heading southbound on 5th Avenue. The victim suffered a small laceration to his hand as a result and was taken to NYC Health and Hospitals/Bellevue in stable condition.  

The second incident took place on March 4 at 9:30 p.m. At this time, the victim, another 27-year-old man, met with two unknown individuals in front of 272 West 34th St. During the meeting, one of the suspects pulled out an unknown object while the other tried to take the victim’s property.

The victim managed to get his property back and the suspects fled the scene on foot to parts unknown. There were no reported injuries as a result of this incident.

The NYPD released photos of one of the suspects as well as the SUV seen in the first incident.
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 and on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.