Man pistol whipped, robbed at gunpoint on Bronx street: NYPD

Bronx
Van and suspects wanted in Bronx robbery

Surveillance images of two men wanted in connection with a robbery on a Bronx street on Friday, July 23, 2021, and the van they used to get away, according to police. (NYPD)

FORDHAM, the Bronx — The NYPD released video on Sunday of two men wanted after a man was pistol whipped and robbed at gunpoint Friday evening in the Bronx, according to police.

Authorities said the 44-year-old man was walking on the sidewalk in the vicinity of Briggs Avenue and West 196th Street, in the Fordham section, when the two unidentified men approached him with weapons drawn.

Surveillance video shows the men get out of a white van and pull out their weapons in broad daylight.

At last one of the men struck the victim in the head with a gun before stealing $300 in cash from him, police said.

The two armed suspects hopped back in the van and fled to parts unknown. Officials said the van had front and rear passenger side damage.

The man sustained minor injuries and refused medical attention at the scene, authorities said.

The NYPD described the first suspect as a man in his early 20s, standing around 5 feet, 7 inches tall, weighing about 150 lbs. with a slender build. He was last seen wearing a white shirt, green shorts, black shoes and a black baseball hat.

The second suspect was described as a man in his early twenties, also standing around 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighing around 150 lbs. with a slender build. He was last seen wearing a red shirt, black pants, black shoes and a red baseball hat.

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

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Bronx Videos

Video of NYC sanitation workers tossing produce from street vendor draws ire from community

Fordham Flea returns to the Bronx

11-year-old boy injured in deadly quadruple shooting in Bronx park: NYPD

70-year-old woman raped at gunpoint in Bronx apartment stairwell: NYPD

Lawmakers demand immediate repairs for Bronx NYCHA senior center

Deadly Bronx shootout: Family says man was unarmed; surveillance video says different

More Bronx

Crime

5 shot, including gunman, in police-involved shooting in Manhattan: officers

Machete attack in NJ Walmart: Man slashed in head, police say

Man attempted to storm cockpit while on JetBlue flight from Boston to San Juan

Fallout from Carmine's incident continues

New claims in NYC restaurant brawl over vaccine proof

NYC prosecutors wrap up as R. Kelly sex trafficking trial moves into next stage

More Crime

Connect with PIX11 Online

Connect with PIX11 Online

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

@PIX11News on Twitter