Cops are searching for a suspect wanted in connection with a Sunday morning robbery in Murray Hill.
According to authorities, a 63-year-old man was walking in the vicinity of Sanford Avenue and 159th Street just before 1 a.m. on Sept. 22 when he was approached by an unidentified man. The suspect then attempted to remove the victim’s cell phone and punched him in the face when the man refused.
The perpetrator then fled westbound on Sanford Avenue with $300, credit cards and the victim’s cell phone.
EMS arrived at the scene and transported the victim to Flushing Hospital Medical Center in stable condition.
Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this male is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @ NYPDTips.
All calls are strictly confidential.