BUSHWICK – Police have released video showing a suspect fleeing after a violent and dramatic armed robbery near the Jefferson L stop in Bushwick.
The attack came on the morning of Wednesday, October 4, around 8:20 am, outside 225 Starr Street, near Wyckoff Avenue. Armed with a handgun, the suspect approached his 17-year old male victim from behind, showing the teenager the weapon and demanding his cell phone, said police. The suspect then struck the victim in the face several times with the gun, knocking him to the ground.
A passerby came to the aid of the victim and together they managed to disarm the attacker, taking his gun as he fled with the cell phone, said police. The victim was treated at Wyckoff Hospital for lacerations to his face and head.
Video of the suspect can be seen below:
Police describe the suspect as a Hispanic male, 15-20 years old, standing about 5’4″ to 5’6″. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweater, a dark colored coat, black jeans and black sneakers.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident 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 by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.