Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect in a robbery in Manhattan last month.
According to the NYPD, at 1:10 a.m. on February 12, a 31-year-old man was followed to his home on West 10th Street by a male suspect wearing a ski mask. The suspect took out a gun and hit the resident on the back of the head, and, police say, "pointed the handgun at his back, and made the victim walk to his apartment forcing him to open the door." Inside the apartment, the suspect said, "Give me the money and the jewelry."
Then the suspect struck another person in the apartment, a 62-year-old man, with the handgun. Both victims gave the suspect jewelry and $1400 in cash. The suspect fled and the victims were treated for minor injuries.
The suspect is described as male, 25-year-old, about 6'3" and 180 pounds with long curly black hair. The suspect was last seen wearing a black ski mask, black ski cap, black dress shoes, black gloves, black pants, and a black three quarter length overcoat.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). 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.