Police are looking for a man they say was caught on surveillance video robbing a man in East Harlem last week.
On May 27 at about 11:20 p.m. inside an apartment building near East 106th Street and Second Avenue, the suspect approached the 62-year-old victim, took out a knife and demanded money, according to authorities.
The suspect — described as a Hispanic man between 35 and 40 years old — can be seen on video pushing the victim and not letting him leave what looks like the building’s main entrance.
After taking the victim’s wallet, which contained about $300 and other items, the suspect ran from the scene, police said. The victim was not injured during the incident.
Authorities described the suspect as between 195 and 200 pounds and last seen wearing a white T-shirt, blue jean shorts and black sneakers.
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.