THE BRONX (PIX11) — Armed suspects ambushed and robbed two men sitting in a parked car Saturday in the Bronx, police said.
The victims, 22 and 24, were in the vehicle near 229th Street and Bailey Avenue at around 9:30 p.m. when a black Mercedes-Benz sedan pulled over and two armed suspects got out of the car, according to the NYPD. They then ran over to the parked vehicle and confronted the victims with guns and stole their keys and wallets, police said. No injuries were reported.
The robbers were caught on surveillance video getting out of the dark-colored Mercedes when one ran to the driver’s side while his accomplice darted to the passenger side of the parked vehicle, according to footage released by the NYPD. The thief on the driver’s side pointed a gun at the victim, reached in through the window, and went through his pockets, the video shows. The accomplice pointed a gun at the other victim and opened the passenger door before robbing him, according to the footage.
At one point in the video, the driver and one of the suspects appear to get into a fight outside the car before the thieves took off.
Police did not provide photos or a description of the suspects sought in the incident.
Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this individual 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 Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.