Suspect Left Empty-Handed When Another Man Walked Into Lobby

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police Wednesday night were asking the public to help them find a suspect who tried to rob a 64-year-old man the lobby of a building in Harlem.

The robbery happened around 11:05 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, in a building near 141st Street and Amsterdam Avenue, police said.

The suspect followed the man into the lobby of the building, said he had a gun, and demanded money and jewelry. But he left empty-handed when another man walked into the lobby, police said.

Police have released a video of the suspect.

Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.

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