Gang Robs Man in Central Park

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    The suspect who grabbed the victim and threw him to the ground is described as a 17-year-old black man about 6'1" with a medium build, short hair and a light mustache. (Police sketch above.)

    Police are looking for the group who brutally robbed a man in Central Park last week.

    Cops say the 39-year-old victim was walking along the bridal path next to the reservoir at East 95th Street last Thursday when four men approached him.

    Authorities say the suspects hit the victim with a metal water bottle and knocked him to the ground before stealing cash from his pocket.

    The suspects fled south into the park after assaulting the man, who did not suffer any severe injuries.

    The incident happened just after 5 p.m.

    The suspect who grabbed the victim and threw him to the ground is described as a 17-year-old black man about 6'1" with a medium build, short hair and a light mustache.

    He was wearing a T-shirt and shorts at the time of the robbery.

    The other three suspects are all described as black men between the ages of 14 and 17.

    They were last seen wearing white T-shirts.

    Anyone with information about the robber is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

    Individuals can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or via text to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. 

    All calls are strictly confidential.