Detectives continue to search for the mugger who punched a man out, then attacked and robbed a second man on a Ridgewood street last month.
Police said the attack occurred at 2:18 a.m. on the morning of April 30 in front of a home on Madison Street between Cypress and Myrtle avenues.
Security camera footage that police released on May 18 shows the perpetrator — described as a Hispanic male between 17 and 23 years old, standing between 5 foot 6 inches tall and 5 foot 8 inches tall and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants — walking up to and punching a 45-year-old man in the face. The victim immediately fell to the ground and was knocked unconscious.
Authorities said the suspect then approached a 47-year-old man, pushed him to the ground and removed his cellphone and wallet. The bandit then went back to the unconscious man and removed his cellphone and wallet — which contained $250 in cash — and fled the scene in an unknown direction.
Officers from the 104th Precinct responded to the incident. Both victims sustained injuries that were not described as life-threatening, according to police.
Anyone with information regarding the mugging or the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish speakers, dial 888-57-PISTA, visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.