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Backseat Bandits Snatch $5k Chain at Gunpoint

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The intersection of Hemlock and Liberty in Cypress Hills, near where the crime took place (Screenshot via Google Maps)


CYPRESS HILLS – Police are searching for two suspects wanted in connection with an armed robbery that took place in Cypress Hills earlier this month.

On Friday, October 6, just after 1:00 am, a 31-year old man was sitting parked in his white 2017 Honda in the vicinity of Liberty Avenue and Hemlock Street, said police. Suddenly, two men jumped into his car—with a gun.

After showing the victim their weapon, the robbers relieved him of a $5,000 necklace and fled on foot, said police. The victim was left uninjured.

The two suspects can be seen in security footage below.

(Photo via DCPI)
(Photo via DCPI)

Police described both of the suspects as black men in their late teens to early 20s, one last seen in a bright green jogging suit, the other in a black hoodie, black pants and white sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS 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 texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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