Knife-wielding thief robs man in Mill Basin

Wanted: Cops are hunting this man, pictured right, they say robbed a man in Mill Basin on June 15.
NYPD

Cops are hunting the knife-wielding thief who beat and robbed a 56-year-old man in Mill Basin on June 15.

The victim told police the crook pulled a knife on him on Strictland Avenue near Avenue V at 10:30 p.m.

The thief demanded the victim’s cash, before slugging him numerous times in the face, nabbing $130 and his phone, and then hightailing it, cops said.

Anyone who provides police with information leading to an arrest can expect up to a $2,500 reward through the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers program. The public can phone their tips to (800) 577-8477, log into the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, tweet @NYPDTips, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Chandler Kidd at ckidd@schnepsmedia.com or by calling (718) 260–2525. Follow her at twitter.com/ChanAnnKidd.

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