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Police Searching For Chelsea Robbery Suspect

Police are searching for this man, who they say forced his way into a Chelsea apartment. (credit: NYPD)

Police are searching for this man, who they say forced his way into a Chelsea apartment. (credit: NYPD)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police have released surveillance video of a man they say was involved in a home invasion robbery in Chelsea on Friday.

According to police, the suspect followed a 61-year-old man into his home on West 28th Street around 4:30 a.m., and then forced his way into the building and then into the victim’s apartment.

The suspect punched the man in the face before taking off with an unknown amount of cash, according to police.

Watch The Surveillance Video:

The suspect was last seen wearing a dark hooded jacket, red hat, blue pants and dark boots.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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