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Two men wanted for attempted robbery, assault of 76-year-old man in Manhattan, police say

CHELSEA, Manhattan — Police are looking for two men who allegedly robbed and assaulted a 76-year-old man in Manhattan Monday night.

The incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. near West 21st Street and Seventh Avenue inside a residential building.

Police said two men shoved the victim against the wall and tried removing his belongings.

When the victim fought back, the men threw him to the ground and fled the building, empty-handed, police said.

The victim was treated for minor injuries.

The first individual is described as a man with a beard, about 20 to 30 years old, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches, and was last seen wearing a dark-colored knit cap, a black-hooded sweater, and light-colored pants.

The second individual is described as a man, about 20 to 30 years old, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches, and was last seen wearing a dark-colored hooded coat, black pants, and dark-colored shoes.

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).