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Sketch shows suspect who punched jogger at Bronx park: NYPD

One of the suspects distracted the victim while the other punched him with an unknown object.

The NYPD is asking for the public’s help in identifying one of two suspects who they say attacked a jogger last week as he went through a park in the Bronx.

On March 22 at about 7:15 p.m. the 29-year-old victim came face-to-face with the two suspects as he was running on the Putnam Trail inside of Van Cortlandt Park, according to police.

The first suspect — described as a Hispanic man — distracted the victim while the second — described as a black man — punched him on the right side of his face with an unknown object, cops said. The victim suffered a two-inch cut to his right cheek as a result of the attack and the suspect fled northbound on the trail.

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The first suspect is described as being between 20 to 30 years old and last seen wearing a dark colored hooded sweater.

Police have released a sketch of the second suspect who is believed to be between 20 to 30 years old, 6 feet 1 inch to 6 feet 2 inches tall, with a slim build and a small afro. He was last seen wearing a red hooded sweater.

Anyone with information in regards 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 or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.


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