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Investigators say this man recently robbed another man at gunpoint in Forest Hills.
By Michael V. Cusenza
City Police detectives recently reached out to the public for help in identifying a man wanted in connection with a gunpoint mugging last Wednesday in Forest Hills.
According to police reports, on Wednesday, Oct. 3, around 5:35 a.m., the suspect approached a 59-year-old man in front of a residence on 70th Avenue near 108th Street, pulled out a handgun, and demanded his property. The victim complied, cops said, handing over his cell phone and wallet, which contained $200 and four credit cards.
Later that morning, investigators noted that the suspect used the victim’s credit cards in Manhattan. He purchased $12.23 worth of merchandise at a store on Lenox Avenue around 6:45 a.m. A little more than an hour later, approximately 7:55 a.m., the suspect attempted to make more unauthorized purchases with the victim’s credit cards at another Lenox Avenue establishment, cops said.
The suspect is described as a dark-skinned man in his 20s; last seen wearing a red du-rag, a white shirt with red lettering on the front, black sweatpants and black sneakers.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at (800) 577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, (888) 57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit info by logging onto NYPDCrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All correspondences are strictly confidential.