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Cops hunt Richmond Hill robbery suspects

Suspects fled with money, cell phone

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Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 11:24 am, Thu Aug 22, 2013.

The NYPD is seeking the public’s help in locating two suspects who are wanted in connection with a Richmond Hill robbery.

On July 29 at approximately 11:10 p.m., a 59-year-old Hispanic man was approached by two black men in their 20s at Jamaica Avenue and 134th Street. The two men demanded money from the victim, who handed over a small amount of cash. The suspects demanded more money but when the victim said he did not have any more, one of the robbers punched him in the face, causing him to fall and hit his head. The suspects then fled with the money and the victim’s cell phone.

The victim was removed to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in stable condition.

Police say both suspects are between 5 feet, 9 inches and 5 feet, 10 inches tall. One suspect was wearing a black skull cap, a black T-shirt and black pants, while the other was wearing dark pants and a button-down shirt.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 577-TIPS (8477).The public can also submit tips by logging onto nypdcrimestoppers.com, or by texting 274637 (CRIMES), then entering TIP577. All tips are strictly confidential.

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