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Duo sought for robbing a man in Manhattan and using his stolen credit card: cops

Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Cops are looking for a duo who robbed a man of his wallet in Manhattan and then went on a spending spree.

According to police, at 2:50 a.m. on Jan. 12, a 23 year-old man was entering a taxi in the vicinity of Jane Street and Washington Street in the West Village when two men followed him in and told the driver to start driving. The suspects then demanded the victim’s wallet while pressing an unknown hard object against the victim’s body.

The victim complied and the suspects fled the taxi with the wallet. The suspects later used one of the victim’s credit cards to make $4,000 in unauthorized purchases in the SoHo area.

On Jan. 15, the NYPD released surveillance video of the suspects:

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.

Emily Davenport