Police from the 101st Precinct in Far Rockaway are looking for four men who allegedly tried to rob a 38-year-old man last Saturday night.
The victim was walking along Mott Avenue near Beach 18th Street around 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 2 when the group approached him and displayed handguns while demanding his money, police said. The victim was pistol-whipped by one of the assailants while another suspect fired his gun before they fled on foot towards Central Avenue, according to the NYPD.
The victim sustained a laceration to the face but refused medical attention, police said.
The NYPD released surveillance images of the four suspects. All of them are reportedly Black men, one is balding and bearded who was wearing a very large pendant hanging from a gold chain over a white T-shirt and long sleeved shirt.
A second man wore a black sweatshirt, black sweatpants, a black doo-rag, and a light mask. A third man wore a red sweatshirt and black sweatpants with a black doo-rag and light mask and the final suspect wore a red sweatshirt with ripped blue jeans.
No arrests have been made. The investigation is ongoing.
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.