Two sought for committing a pair of early-morning robberies in Manhattan

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Photos courtesy of the NYPD

Cops are looking for two individuals who robbed two people just one day apart in Manhattan.

According to police, at 5:15 a.m. on Jan. 4, a 76-year-old man was in the vestibule of a building located in the vicinity of East 82nd Street and 2nd Avenue when he was approached by the two suspects. The suspects then pulled out a firearm and demanded the victim’s property.

The victim complied and handed over $100. The thieves then fled the scene northbound on 2nd Avenue. There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident.

At 5;15 a.m. the next day, the suspects approached a 38-year-old man outside of an apartment building on East 79th Street near FDR Drive. The crooks proceeded to assault the man and pulled out a gun, demanding his property.

The crooks ultimately were unsuccessful and fled the scene empty-handed westbound on East 79th Street. The victim sustained a laceration to his face and was treated at the scene.

On Jan. 21, the NYPD released photos and videos of the suspects:

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of these 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 kept strictly confidential.