PIX11 NOW: Get PIX11 News and weather on Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire and Amazon Alexa

$80,000 taken from man in Brooklyn armed robbery

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

SHEEPSHEAD BAY, Brooklyn –– Four people robbed tens of thousands of dollars from a man in Brooklyn, police said.

The NYPD says two men approached a 24-year-old victim and demanded his property near the corner of E. 21st Street and Avenue U around 1 p.m. on July 10. When he refused, one of the men displayed a handgun and snatched the victim's backpack off his shoulder.

The pair ran away eastbound on E. 21st Street with approximately $80,000 in cash, police say.

Upon further investigation, police determined there were two other individuals, a man and woman, who acted as lookouts throughout the robbery.

One of the men who robbed the victim exited a black four-door sedan prior to the robbery.

One of the thieves exited the black four door sedan prior to the robbery.

One of the thieves was wearing a gray baseball cap, black sweater, black pants and red and white sneakers. Another was wearing a black hooded sweater. A third individual was last seen with a black t-shirt, black pants with white stripes on its sides and black sneakers. The female culprit was last seen with a green dress and white sandals.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).