The NYPD is looking for two men who detectives say committed violent robberies in the West 60s earlier this month.
In the first incident, on August 18 at at 10:50 p.m, the two men came up from behind a 69-year-old woman and pushed her to the ground in front of 201 West 66th Street near Amsterdam, stealing her purse, which had a cell phone and credit cards. The victim was taken to Roosevelt Hospital with an injured arm and was listed in stable condition.
In the second incident, on August 20 at 1:20 a.m., a 25-year-old woman was walking near 5 West 63rd Street when two men came up to her on her left side and pushed her to the ground. They stole her purse, which contained $20 and credit cards. She did not report an injury.
The first suspect is described by police as a male, Black or Hispanic with a ponytail, heavy set and last seen wearing a blue t-shirt, two-tone shorts and black sneakers. The second suspect is described as a male, Black or Hispanic; medium build and last seen wearing a white t-shirt, white hat, white baseball cap, holding a yellow t-shirt and carrying a purse.
Surveillance photos of the individuals are above and below. (Obtained from Incident #1 of the individuals running after the incident and inside a grocery store).
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. All calls are strictly confidential.