Man counting cash in Central Park nearly robbed at knifepoint

A botched robbery in the Central Park precinct ended after the 31-year-old victim shouted at the man trying to rob him.

NYPD is trying to identify the suspect in an attempted robbery in the Central ParkNYPD

New York City police are on the hunt for a would-be robber who brandished a knife at a 31-year-old man who was counting money on a log in Central Park.


The botched robbery happened around 3:50 p.m. Saturday at East Drive and East 109 Street, police said.The victim told police the suspect approached him with a knife and said, "Let me get that!"


The victim responded by shouting at the suspect and running away, leaving the attempted robber empty-handed. There were no injuries.


NYPD released a sketch of the suspect, who they described asa six-foot tall 180-pound black male about 30-years-oldwearing a baseball hat, black shorts, a white shirt and white sneakers.


Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

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