Gunmen Sought For Late-Night Caper
Security camera images of the two men responsible for allegedly robbing a group of people at gunpoint at a Long Island City building last Sunday night, Jan. 6, were released by police in the hope that someone will recognize the duo and help authorities track them down.
One of the suspects was described by law enforcement sources as a black male between 45 and 50 years of age standing 5’8″-tall and weighing 160 lbs. He was last observed wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, a gray knit cap and eye glasses.
His partner in the heist was also described by the NYPD a black male between 27 and 33 years of age, standing 5’9″-tall and weighing between 230 and 250 lbs. Authorities said he was last seen wearing a black jacket and blue jeans.
Law enforcement sources stated that the two men held up seven individuals at a location on 45th Avenue near 21st Street at around 1:50 a.m. last Sunday morning.
According to information obtained by police, in confronting the victims, the first suspect displayed a black firearm and demanded property. After taking an assorted amount of jewelry, cash and cell phones, it was reported, the crooks fled from the scene in an unknown direction.
Police were notified, and officers from the 108th Precinct responded to the scene. There were no injuries.
An investigation by the 108th Precinct Detective Squad is ongoing, law enforcement sources noted.
Anyone with any information regarding the stickup or the suspects’ whereabouts that could prove helpful is asked to call the 108th Precinct Detective Squad at 1-718-784-5441 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. Information may also be sent to Crime Stoppers via text message to 274637 (enter information, then the code TIP577) or online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.
All calls and messages will be kept confidential.