The police are searching for two teenage suspects who mugged a man while walking in Central Park, forcing him to go withdraw money from an ATM and hand it over.
According to the NYPD, at about 10:40 p.m. on Sunday, June 7th, a 25-year-old man was walking in Central Park by West 107th Street and West Drive when two males approached him. They asked him for the time and when the victim removed his cellphone, police say, one suspect ("Suspect #1") took it and "ordered the victim to empty his pockets. The victim complied, giving the suspect his wallet which contained his ATM and credit cards. Suspect #1 ordered the victim to go with them to an ATM and give each of the suspects money."
The victim gave them an unknown amount of cash in exchange for his cell phone and wallet, which he got back. The suspects then fled into Central Park at West 108th Street.
Police released images of the suspect inside 477 Central Park West, which has a cafe and deli with an ATM inside. Suspect #1 is described as being about 15 years old, 5'1" and 150 pounds with brown eyes and black hair, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, blue sweatpants, black sneakers. Suspect #2 is also described as 15 years old, and around 5'03" with a thin build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and black baseball cap with white writing on front and back and black sneakers.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.