Man counting money in Central Park almost robbed at knifepoint, NYPD says

The suspect said “let me help you with that,” police said.

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.

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.

CAROLINE LINTON