Man robbed outside of Sunset Park mosque, police seeking suspect: NYPD

NYPD officers are looking for the person involved in a grand larceny incident in Sunset Park.
Police are looking for the man they say robbed a Sunset Park mosque-goer of more than $1,000 in the early morning hours of Jan. 28.
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Police are looking for the person they say robbed a man outside of a mosque in Sunset Park on Jan. 28.

A 39-year-old man was standing in front of a mosque near the corner of Sixth Avenue and 63rd Street at around 12:30 a.m. when, police say, an unknown person took money from the victim’s pocket before running away.

Police from the 72nd Precinct, which patrols the neighborhood, have deemed the incident a grand larceny since more than $1,000 was taken.

The victim was not injured during the attack, and police are looking to help identify the suspect they believe was responsible. The alleged pilferer was caught on a nearby security camera wearing a blue long-sleeve shirt, blue jeans, a black hat and a black scarf.

Crime in Sunset Park’s 72nd Precinct is up year-to-date, compared to last year, according to Police Department data. As of Jan. 28, when the most recent data is available, there were 109 total incidents, up from 96 during the same time last year. However, there have been 41 reported grand larcenies — exactly the same amount that were reported during the first 28 days of January in 2023.

Anyone with information concerning the incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or by submitting their tips through the Crime Stoppers website. All calls are confidential.