By Maria Rocha-Buschel
The NYPD released further information on the two suspects wanted for macing and injuring a delivery man in Stuyvesant Town.
As Town & Village first reported, the man was sprayed with mace during a mugging inside 287 Avenue C in Stuyvesant Town on Sunday, September 17.
Police said that the first suspect is described as a black or Hispanic man, approximately 30 years old, 5’5” with a thin build and was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, black shorts, black sneakers and a black baseball hat. The second suspect is described as a black or Hispanic man, approximately 30 years old, 5’6” with a medium to heavy build and was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, black shorts black sneakers and a black baseball hat.
Police said the suspects had approached the 39-year-old victim around 6 p.m. when he was completing a food delivery in the building and identified themselves as police officers. They allegedly requested to search his backpack and when he refused, one of the suspected maced the victim and both reportedly kicked and punched him. The victim was treated at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital in stable condition.
Anyone with information in regards 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 Crime Stoppers or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.