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NYPD: Two Men Robbed at Gunpoint at Murray Playground Last Week

Suspect (NYPD) and Murray Playground

Dec. 5, 2017 By Christian Murray

Two men were robbed at gunpoint at Murray Playground last week, police said.

The victims, aged 23 and 24 respectively, were at the playground at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, when two other men of a similar age engaged them in a conversation.

While chatting, one of the suspects lifted up his shirt to reveal a handgun in his waistband and demanded the two men’s property.

The men complied and gave the two suspects their cellphones and wallets.

The suspects then forced the 23-year old to walk over to Palace Fried Chicken, located at 44-45 21st Street, where they had him withdraw $100 in cash from the ATM.

The suspects then fled southbound on 21st Street.

The first suspect is described as black, in his 20s; last seen wearing a gray hooded sweater, blue jeans and red sneakers.

The second suspect (not pictured) is black, in his 20s; last seen wearing a black and white varsity style jacket, black sweatpants and black sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477)

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