The NYPD is looking for two men who assaulted and robbed a man of $10,000 in Sunnyside last month.
The robbery was allegedly the final stage of a social media scam, in which the perpetrators request the victim produce a large sum of cash in exchange for an even larger deposit into their bank account, police sources said.
On Thursday, July 30, around 1:40 p.m., two unidentified men followed a 23-year-old man into 45-38 40th St., according to police.
Once in the building, the two men punched and kicked the 23-year-old repeatedly before taking his cell phone, house keys, a shirt and a bag that contained $10,000, police said.
The 23-year-old was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital – Queens, where he was treated for a fractured nose.
Both suspects are described as being around 25 years old, according to the NYPD. The first suspect was last seen wearing a blue surgical mask, a blue shirt and black pants. The second suspect was last seen wearing a blue surgical mask, a light-colored baseball cap, a black shirt, pink shorts and white sneakers.
Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the suspects 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 CrimeStoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.