The NYPD has released video footage of a man wanted in connection to two armed robberies in Ridgewood.
The suspect — described as an 18-year-old Hispanic male — stopped a 58-year-old woman on Aug. 22 at the corner of 60th Lane and 67th Avenue around 5:30 a.m., police said. He displayed a gun and demanded her belongings, stealing the victim’s purse containing $50, a Samsung cellphone and other items.
According to authorities, later that day, at about 11:55 p.m., the same man is suspected of robbing an 18-year-old man and woman who were sitting in front of a home on 60th Place near Linden Street. After displaying a gun, the suspect pocketed an iPhone and a black bag that belonged to the victims.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.
Video footage from the second robbery on Aug. 22.