A robber shot a man in Richmond Hill earlier this week before jumping into a getaway car with his accomplice and taking off with the victim’s necklace, cops said.
Two men exited a silver-colored vehicle parked near 129th Street and Atlantic Avenue about 3:15 a.m. on Monday, came up to the victim and said, “Give it up,” according to police. One of the suspects then snatched a chain from the victim’s neck, took out a semiautomatic handgun and fired, striking the victim three times in the chest and leg.
The suspects then ran back to the waiting car, where a third man was in the driver’s seat, and they drove off southbound along 129th Street, police said.
The victim was taken to Jamaica Hospital in stable condition.
Police have released video footage of the suspects and describe them as black men in their mid-20s, about 6 feet tall and 170 pounds.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.
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