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)