Two men wanted in connection with Bronx attempted robbery

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MT. HOPE, the Bronx — Police are searching Saturday for a man in connection with an attempted robbery that occurred in the Mt. Hope section of the Bronx.

In the early hours of Sunday, June 26, a victim was entering the lobby of a building on East Tremont and Walton avenues when two men approached him.

The first man pulled a gun on the victim and demanded his necklace.

The victim refused, and both men punched the victim in the head repeatedly. The victim suffered bruising and swelling but refused medical help.

The two men ran from the scene empty handed and fled in a white, four-door sedan, according to police.

Police said the men are in their 20s or 30s and the second man is described as wearing long, dark colored shorts, a blue and white shirt and white sneakers.

This man is one of two wanted in connection with an attempted robbery that happened on June 26, 2016. (NYPD)

This man is one of two wanted in connection with an attempted robbery that happened on June 26, 2016. (NYPD)

He can be seen in the surveillance photos and video obtained by police and released to the public.

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.