Crook knocks out 63-year-old man and steals his iPhone: NYPD

3050-19 109 pct Robbery 9-22-19

Cops are searching for the man who knocked out a man and stole his phone in Murray Hill.

Police said the crook approached a 63-year-old man near 159th Street and Sanford Avenue just after midnight on Sept. 22. The suspect then punched the victim in the face — which rendered him unconscious — and nabbed the man’s iPhone, according to authorities.

EMS arrived at the scene and transported the victim to a nearby hospital in stable condition, police said.

The victim is described as a black man with a tattoo on left side of neck.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident 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, on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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