April 16, 2020 By Michael Dorgan
Police are searching for two men who assaulted and robbed a woman at gunpoint – inside a check-cashing store in East Williamsburg last week – and made off with $900 cash.
On Wednesday April 8, at around 3:45 p.m. two suspects approached the 44-year-old victim inside a PAY-O-MATIC store on 126 Graham Avenue.
One of the suspects pulled out a handgun and the other suspect tried to grab the woman’s purse off her shoulder.
The victim struggled to hold onto her bag and the first assailant hit the woman in the face with his gun allowing the pair to get away with the purse.
They ran for the exit and a 50-year-old store customer tried to stop them from escaping but the armed suspect struck him in the head.
The duo then exited the location and fled on foot. One suspect ran in a northern direction on Graham Avenue and the other suspect fled in an eastern direction on Boerum Street.
They woman’s purse contained $900 cash, her cellphone, and a debit card.
The victim suffered cuts to her face. The man had a cut to his head.
Emergency Medical Services were called and treated both victims at the scene.
The first suspect is described as a dark-skinned man with a beard. He was last seen wearing a black and yellow baseball cap with the words “star wars” emblazoned on the front. He was also wearing a yellow du-rag, a blue surgical mask, a dark-colored jacket, red and white gloves, gray sweatpants, and white sneakers.
The second suspect is described as a dark-skinned man that wore glasses. He was last seen wearing a black mask, a black hooded sweater, blue and white jeans, and multi-colored sneakers.
Anyone with information in regard 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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.