News Man counting money in Central Park almost robbed at knifepoint, NYPD says The NYPD released this sketch of a man who they said attempted to rob someone in Central Park on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. Photo Credit: NYPD By CAROLINE LINTON August 5, 2015 10:25 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email A man who was counting money while sitting on a log on Saturday in Central Park was almost robbed at knifepoint, the NYPD said. According to police, the victim, 31, was sitting on a log at East 109th St. and East Drive and counting his money when the suspect approached him. The suspect allegedly brandished a knife and said "let me help you with that." Police said the victim shouted at the suspect and he fled, empty-handed. The suspect is described as being about 6 feet tall, 180 pounds and was wearing black shorts, a white shirt, sneakers and a baseball hat. recommended reading Major crime in NYC by borough There were eight robberies in Central Park in the month of July, up from just four during the same time last year, according to the Daily News. By CAROLINE LINTON Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.