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.
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.