VIDEO: Robbers in Jackson Heights punched man in the face and stole his stuff

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Police are looking for two men who attacked a victim on a Jackson Heights street and stole his cellphone and cash.

On Aug. 12 at 11:40 p.m., two men approached a 41-year-old man at 81-03 Roosevelt Ave., punched him in the face and forcefully took his cellphone and $80 in cash.


The victim was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was treated for injuries to his face and elbows.

The first suspect was described as a Hispanic male standing between 5 foot, 6 inches and 5 foot, 8 inches tall and weighing between 210 and 230 pounds. He also had tattoos on his arms and was wearing a gray T-shirt and jeans.

The second suspect was described as a Hispanic male standing at approximately 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighing between 170 pounds and 190 pounds and wearing a dark-colored T-shirt and shorts.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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