Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying four young men wanted for allegedly attacking two men just hours from each other in front of a Midtown Manhattan apartment building.
The first incident occurred on April 23 at about 12:25 a.m. when the group of suspects approached a 36-year-old man in front of 530 West 45th St., according to authorities. The suspects then repeatedly struck the man in his face with an unknown object, causing injury to his face.
The suspect ran away and the victim was taken to Mount Sinai West hospital where he was treated and later released.
Less than two hours later at 2:10 a.m., the group approached a 25-year-old man in front of the same apartment building and then repeatedly hit the victim with a glass bottle in the face, police said. The suspect then ran away from the site.
The second victim, who suffered swelling in the face and had a cut on his left hand, was treated at Mount Sinai West hospital and released.
The NYPD — who released a surveillance video of the group — describes the suspects as black men between 16 and 20 years old and about 160 pounds. They were last seen wearing dark pants and dark shirts.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.