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Man shot in East New York robbery: NYPD • Brooklyn Paper

Man shot in East New York robbery: NYPD

Radical robbers: Police are searching for two suspects who allegedly shot and robbed a man in East New York.
Screenshot courtesy of NYPD

Cops are searching for two scoundrels wanted in connection with a Sunday robbery that left a bullet in a victim’s leg in East New York.

According to police, two men — equipped with firearms — exited a car at 5:05 a.m. on March 31, approached a 29-year-old man at Van Siclen Ave. and Hegeman Ave. and demanded he fork over his property.

The victim refused and was shot in the right leg as he attempted to run from the crooks, according to law enforcement sources. The suspects then grabbed the wounded victim’s necklace and fled in an unknown direction, police said.

Paramedics rushed to the scene and transported the victim to Brookdale Hospital in stable condition, officials said.

Police described one suspect as a 5 foot, 10 inch man with a thin build who was last seen wearing a black hooded shirt. Cops described the second suspect as a 5 foot, 5 inch man with a thin build. He was also last seen wearing a black hooded shirt.

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 Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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