By Naeisha Rose

A man was mugged at the Laundryland dry cleaners located at 114-25 Merrick Blvd. in Jamaica Wednesday, police said.

Two men “dragged the 62 year-old male victim to the ground, punched him in the face and removed his wristwatch” around 1:40 p.m.. according to police from the 113th precinct. The victim was also robbed of approximately $500 in cash and now has a black eye, police said. The two individuals later fled north on Merrick Boulevard.

Both of the suspects are black males in their 20s and were last seen wearing black-hooded sweaters and dark-colored sweatpants, police said. The first suspect, who is 6 feet, was wearing black sneakers, while the second suspect, who is 5-foot-9, was wearing white sneakers.

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals depicted in the attached video and photographs in connection with the robbery. Anyone with information 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 Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Naeisha Rose by e-mail at nrose@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4573.

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