Robbery Roundup: Perps on the Loose in Queens and East Village
On Jan. 12, one of the suspected perps (pictured here) followed a 58-year-old man into an elevator at 71-57 161st Street. Cops say he whacked the victim on the head and stole his money.
This alleged crim is also thought to be involved in a similar incident on Jan. 14.
The man, along with another suspect sneaked up on 86-year-old man from behind, broke his arm, and nabbed his wallet. The crime took place at in front of 160-06 65 Avenue.
The first suspect, a black male in his 20s, has a medium build and was wearing a dark jacket and grey hoodie. The second suspect, a black male in his 30s, is heavyset and said to have had on a dark jacket and red hooded sweatshirt at the time of the robbery.
Police are also on the lookout for a robber in the East Village. Cops say that a man -- described as white or Hispanic, in his 20s -- followed a 31-year-old woman back to her apartment. When she got out of the elevator, he busted into her home, locked the victim in the bathroom, and fled when she screamed for help. The man, said to stand around 5-foot-8 and weight about 170 pounds, didn't get any property, but the victim had minor injuries, cops say.
Know 'em? Then call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 and then entering TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.