Police say a 29-year-old male was attacked and robbed of his I-Phone and money in Central Park by a man wielding an ice-pick. The incident occurred inside the park near the east Drive between E. 108th Street and 5th Ave at 9:00pm on Wednesday night.
The victim was leaving the park when the suspect approached, and allegedly punched him in the face.
The suspect is described as a black male about 35 years old, 5-foot-9 and weighing 155 pounds.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-557-TIPS.
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.
This is the Parks' first robbery this year but there have been four felony assaults and five grand larcenies. — Geoffrey Croft
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