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Man tries to grab thief’s gun during stickup • Brooklyn Paper

Man tries to grab thief’s gun during stickup

Wanted: Police are looking for these two men in connection to an armed robbery on W. 32nd Street on Jan. 25.
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A man being robbed at gunpoint tried to wrestle the firearm away, and only relented when it went off, according to police.

At 2:09 pm on Jan. 25, a man brought the 25-year-old victim to a building on W. 32nd Street near Surf Avenue, and once inside, another man approached the victim, pulled out a handgun, and demanded his valuables, police said

The man refused to cough up his belongings, however, and a tried to grab the gun from the bandit, leading to a struggle. A shot went off, and the victim gave up fighting for the gun. The man with the gun then took $500, a cell phone and a credit card from the victim, police said.

Nobody was injured, and the two perps fled in an unknown direction, according to police.

One suspect is described as in his thirties, 6-foot-1, 180 pounds, and last seen wearing a black hooded sweater, a black jacket, black jeans and black sneakers.

The other is a suspect was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweater, a black jacket and gray sweatpants.

Anyone with information regarding 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 or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Adam Lucente at alucente@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow him on Twitter @Adam_Lucente.

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