Would-be thief flees empty-handed after failed robbery attempt in Manhattan

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Photos courtesy of the NYPD

The NYPD is looking for a would-be thief who tried to rob a man in Manhattan earlier this month.

According to police, at 1:45 p.m. on Oct. 6 a 33-year-old man was in front of 330 West 39th Street when he was approached by an unknown man who asked him for directions. As the 33-year-old walked away, the suspect told him that he had a firearm and demanded cash.

The victim did not comply and the suspect ultimately fled the scene empty-handed.

On Oct. 20, the NYPD released photos of the suspect:

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 or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.