GOWANUS – Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the four men seen in the video below in connection with a recent robbery.
At approximately 2:20am on Saturday, August 24, the 25-year-old male victim left the Fire Lounge at 593 3rd Avenue before encountering the four suspects at the corner of 3rd Avenue and 16th Street, according to a police representative. The four men reportedly struck the man in the head and face multiple times with a firearm and shoved him into the trunk of a grey sedan, possibly a Ford Fusion, according to the rep.
The victim was able to free himself from the trunk and found that the attackers had stolen his 2016 Mercedes Benz as well as $6,000 in cash, his cell phone and watch, according to the police. The suspects fled north on 3rd Avenue. The victim refused medical attention at the scene.
Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the men 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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @ NYPDTips.