Three men, including one with a gun, allegedly robbed another man of $10,000 in cash after he agreed to meet two of his alleged assailants at a Times Square hotel to sell them discounted gift cards.
Cops say that the victim, a pawn shop owner from out-of-state, met with two individuals on the afternoon of May 5th, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on East 42nd Street to sell them discount gift cards, after arranging a meeting with the men on Craigslist. However, at about 3 p.m., one of the assailants allegedly let a third man, armed with a gun, into the room.
The three men then allegedly stole $10,000 from the pawn shop owner and fled the scene. The victim was uninjured, and cops released the following video showing the men after they left the hotel:
One suspect was last seen wearing a light brown hooded sweater, black jeans, sneakers and a hat; the second a gray hooded sweatshirt, black running pants with a gray stripe on the side and white sneakers; and the third a blue hooded sweatshirt, black jeans with black and white sneakers. All three men were described as being in their 20s.
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