Police looking for gun-wielding muggers who struck in Jamaica

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Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly used a gun to threaten and rob a man in Jamaica earlier this month. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

Police from the 103rd Precinct in Jamaica are on the lookout for two suspects who threatened a man with a gun and robbed him earlier this month.

At around 3:20 in the morning of Sunday, Jan. 9, in the vicinity of 92-33 170th Street, the 33-year-old victim was walking down the street when he was approached from behind by the two men who showed a gun and demanded his property, police said. The men then forcibly removed the victim’s wallet and necklace, and fled on foot.

The victim was not reported injured during the incident and the total estimated value of the property that was taken was $1,000, police said.

The NYPD released surveillance photos of one of the assailants. He was last seen wearing a red Sixers baseball cap with a dark hooded sweatshirt with light-colored pants.

Photo courtesy of NYPD

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.