Police released video of the suspects wanted in Friday night's mugging of a 28-year-old male in Central Park. The grainy black and while footage shows one of the suspects jogging out of Central Park to join his accomplice who is nervously looking around. They then begin to head north along 5th Avenue. There have been nine robberies in Central Park this year as of Sunday — four more than in the same time period in 2014 according to NYPD statistics.
By Geoffrey Croft
The New York City Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating two male suspects wanted in connection with a Robbery that occurred within the confines of the Central Park Precinct.
On Friday, June 5, 2015 at approximately 10:00pm, a 28 year-old male was walking inside of Central Park in the vicinity of Cross Drive and East Drive when two unknown males approached him from behind and pushed him over a railing onto the ground.
The suspects then began to punch the victim and hold him down while removing approximately $30 cash before fleeing. The victim sustained injuries to his face and hands as a result of this incident. The suspects are described as being two black males in their late teens or early twenties.
Police released video of the suspects meeting up after fleeing the park.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
There have been nine robberies in Central Park this year as of Sunday — four more than in the same time period in 2014 according to NYPD statistics.
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