Police are hunting for a brute who violently robbed a 68-year-old man in Bay Ridge on Feb. 18, the NYPD said on Tuesday.
The victim told police that he was leaving the Bay Ridge Avenue subway station near Fourth Avenue at around 3 pm, when the crook punched him several times in the face and body, before grabbing the elder man’s wallet and running off.
The victim contacted police to report the crime, and refused medical attention at the scene, cops said.
At the time of the attack, the suspect was wearing a red Chicago Bulls hat, a black-and-grey sweater, and black pants.
No arrests have yet been made, and the investigation continues, according to police.
As of Feb. 14, when the most recent data is available, there had been nine robberies and nine felony assaults in Bay Ridge’s 68th Police Precinct throughout 2021 — compared to four robberies and 16 felony assaults throughout the same timeframe in 2020.
Borough-wide, both crime categories are down on the year, with 612 felony assaults and 277 robberies between Jan. 1 and Feb. 14 — compared with 707 and 590, respectively, during the same timeframe in 2020.
Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the suspect in the Bay Ridge robbery 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. All calls are confidential.