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74-year-old man punched, robbed at gunpoint in the Bronx: police

Posted at 10:59 AM, May 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-10 11:21:29-04

BRONX — Authorities are looking for two men who robbed a 74-year-old man at gunpoint in the Bronx, police said Friday.

One of two men accused of robbing a 74-year-old in the Bronx on May 6, 2019, is pictured. (NYPD)

The NYPD was alerted on Monday that the man was walking at the corner of West 230th Street and Heath Avenue around 5:40 a.m. when the two individuals displayed a black firearm and ordered, "Give me your money!"

One of the two assailants punched the victim in the face before the second forced away his wallet and cellphone, according to police. They both ran away in an unknown direction. The victim sustained minor injuries but refused medical attention.

The attackers are described as both male and around 30 years old. One is said to weigh 160 pounds and be about 5 feet, 8 inches tall with long black hair in a ponytail. He was last seen in a gray hooded sweatshirt, gray hooded winter jacket, gray sweatpants and black sneakers.

The second assailant is described as 180 pounds, bald, approximately 5 feet, 9 inches tall, and was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, camouflage jacket, green skull cap, black sneakers, and black sweatpants with a white stripe down the side of the legs and a picture of a skull on the front of the left leg.

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