A man carrying tens of thousands in cash was robbed last month in the Bronx, and authorities say the suspects made away with $21,500.
The incident took place around 12:45 p.m. on March 8th, across from 3046 Buhre Avenue in Pelham Bay. According to the NYPD, the victim, 27, was walking with a plastic bag mysteriously full of $48,000 in cash, when a man approached him and ripped the bag out of hands, sending fat stacks flying everywhere. As the victim and this man struggled, police say a second person punched the victim as the first assailant grabbed as much cash as he could carry.
The two muggers fled the scene with about $21,500. Video shows the assault and robbery—you can see the victim trying to fight off the suspects as the money falls to the sidewalk:
The victim was treated for minor injuries at the scene. One suspect is described as being about 5'10" tall with facial hair and was last seen wearing black pants, a white hooded sweatshirt and white sneakers. Police say the other suspect is about 5'10" tall and was last seen wearing brown pants, a black hooded sweatshirt and black sneakers.
Anyone with information in regards to this robbery 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.