Midwood, Brooklyn, NY – The NYPD is looking for a gun-toting thief who forced a Midwood man to pull $500 from an ATM near the corner of Avenue J and East 16th Street.Join our WhatsApp group
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Investigators from the 70th Precinct say that the victim was exiting a train station at the corner when a 6'1", 160-pound, 25-year-old male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt approached him with a silver plated pistol, asking if he had any money.
When the gunman rifled through the victim's pockets, he found the ATM card and forced him to go to the Valley National Bank across the street to take out some money.
After finding that the ATM machine was broken, the suspect forced the victim to go to a Citibank on Avenue J, where he ordered him to remove $500.
The thief took the money and was last seen jumping the turnstile at the Avenue J subway station.
Police say that the thief could be responsible for a series of similar crimes in the area.
Anyone with information regarding the thief's identity is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential. [Courier-Life]