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Men wanted for assault, attempted robbery of off-duty cop: police

Posted at 11:17 PM, Oct 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-11 23:18:35-04

MANHATTAN — Police are looking to identify two men in connection to an attempted robbery.

Footage of the suspects (NYPD).

Authorities say the incident occurred on Thursday at around 5:40 p.m. The men approached an off-duty plainclothes NYPD officer on 10th Avenue.

One of the men asked the officer what he had while simulating a firearm in his waistband. The other man approached from behind and punched him in the head. The individuals fled in opposite directions on 10th Avenue.

The first man was last seen in a red hooded sweatshirt, red sweatpants and black sneakers. The second was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.