The NYPD is on the lookout for a suspect wanted in connection with a robbery that took place in the neighborhood on June 23 around 8:30pm.
A 17-year-old man was walking near 11th Street and 3rd Avenue when the suspected robber approached him with a knife and demanded the man give up his stuff. The young man handed over his knapsack and then tried to follow the suspect to get it back.
The man confronted the mugger at Prospect Avenue and 3rd Avenue where the suspect stabbed him in the chest and then fled. The victim was taken to Methodist Hospital and treated for his injuries.
The police obtained video footage of the robbery suspect from a nearby security camera and described the suspect as a black male who was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and white sneakers.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577. Police say all calls are confidential.