Suspects in Crown Heights robbery remain at large: NYPD

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Cops released a photo of one of the five men wanted in connection with the Jan. 11 robbery in Crown Heights

The police are asking for the public’s help as they search for the perpetrators behind a Crown Heights robbery that occurred last month.

Authorities said that on Thursday, Jan. 11, at around 11:30 p.m, a 41-year-old man was in front of 263 Kingston Ave. when he became involved in a verbal dispute with a group of five men.

The dispute escalated into a physical altercation, according to cops, who said the group of men acted in concert as they punched and kicked the victim repeatedly as he lay on the sidewalk.

The men then stole $1,000 in cash from the victim, before fleeing on foot toward Kingston Avenue. Responding EMS treated the 41-year-old victim for minor injuries on the scene.

Police described one of the suspects in that incident as a male with a dark complexion, approximately 5’8″ tall, with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a FedEx employee uniform and black sneakers, as depicted in the photo released by the NYPD.

NYPD officers did not release images of the four other men being sought but described them as males with dark complexions.

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 CrimeStoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, @NYPDTips.

In the 77th Police Precinct, where the Jan. 11 incident occurred, there have been 20 reported robberies so far this year, down from 25 when compared to the same period in 2023, according to the latest data from the NYPD.