Police are looking for two suspects they say wanted to be wearing the latest fashion trends — without having to pay for it.
On May 14 at about 1:25 p.m. the 18-year-old victim agreed to meet up with two men at the Hewes Street J subway station in Williamsburg to sell a designer sweater, according to authorities.
When the three met up, the victim handed over the sweater to the first suspect — described as a 16-year-old Hispanic boy — for him to inspect, police said.
The two suspects then exited the station with the victim following behind but then the second suspect — a 20-year-old Hispanic man — took out a knife, according to cops.
The two men ran away in an unknown direction, leaving the victim empty handed.
Police did not immediately have information on the details of how much the sweater is worth.
Authorities describe the first suspect to be 5 foot 5 inches tall, 120 pounds, with light complexion, brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen wearing blue jeans.
Police released a photo of the second suspect who is described to be 5 foot 9 inches tall, 240 pounds, with a light complexion and black hair. He was last seen wearing a black sweater, blue jeans and black sneakers.
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.