Suspects rob, punch victim in Richmond Hill

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Video courtesy of NYPD
Video courtesy of NYPD

Police are asking for your help in locating two suspects who are wanted in connection with a violent robbery.

On Monday, July 29, in the vicinity of Jamaica Avenue and 134th Street, the victim, a 59-year-old man, was approached by the suspects who demanded money.

The victim handed over his cash and the suspects demanded more, but when the victim said he did not have any, he was punched in the face, causing him to fall and hit his head.

The suspects fled with the cash and the victim’s cell phone. The victim was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in stable condition.

Suspect number one is described as a black male in his 20s, five feet nine inches to five feet 1o inches tall, and was last seen wearing a black skull cap, black T-shirt and black pants.

The second suspect is also a black man in his 20s, five feet nine inches to five feet 1o inches tall,  and was last seen wearing dark pants and a button-down shirt.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.