The New York City Police Department (NYPD) is seeking assistance from the public to identify two individuals captured in the photo attached below. The police department believes that these individuals may have crucial information regarding a robbery that took place in the Allerton area of The Bronx, situated south of the Parkside Housing Project.
According to a police spokesperson, an incident occurred on Sunday, Nov. 5, at approximately 6:54 a.m. involving a 29-year-old man who was walking near Olinville Avenue and Britton Street. The victim was approached by two individuals who acted together and attacked him by hitting him on the head with a beer bottle. Additionally, they forcefully took $2,000 from the victim. The police are currently investigating the case.
According to authorities, the attackers were spotted leaving the scene in a sedan, as depicted in the attached photo. The vehicle was seen heading northbound on Olinville Avenue. Fortunately, the victim was promptly attended to by EMS and transported to NYC Health and Hospitals/ Jacobi, where they are currently in stable condition.
According to the police report, the initial attacker is identified as a male with a medium build and dark complexion. He was last spotted wearing a red hoodie, black pants, and sneakers that were black and white in color.
According to the police, the second attacker is identified as a male with a light complexion, heavy build, and a beard. He was last seen sporting a multicolored hat, a light-green jacket, light-blue jeans, and black sneakers. The vehicle used in the robbery is described as a four-door Cadillac sedan in gold color.
According to recent statistics, the city has seen a decrease of 5.4% in robberies as of November 12, compared to last year. In The Bronx, the decrease is slightly lower, at 5.2%. However, the 49th Precinct, which includes Allerton where the incident occurred, Morris Park, Van Nest, Pelham Parkway, Eastchester Gardens, and Pelham Gardens, has seen a notable increase of 8.2% in robberies compared to last year, as of the same date.
If you have any information about this incident, the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline is available at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish speakers. You can also submit your tips by visiting the Crime Stoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or by following @NYPDTips on Twitter. The public’s cooperation is greatly appreciated.