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Police: Suspects Held Up, Pistol-Whipped Man In His Car In Midtown

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A surveillance image of two suspects in an attempted robbery and pistol-whipping of a man in his car in Midtown. (Credit: NYPD)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Thursday were asking the public to help them find two suspects who allegedly held up a man at gunpoint and pistol-whipped him in his car in Midtown.

The robbery happened at 12:05 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, at an unspecified location in the Midtown South Precinct. The precinct is bounded by 45th Street on the north, 29th Street on the south, Madison and Lexington avenues on the east, and Ninth Avenue on the west.

The victim, a 60-year-old man, was getting into his car when a man with a gun got into the passenger seat of the car through the passenger-side door and demanded the victim’s money and car keys, police said.

Meanwhile, a woman got into the driver’s side door and tried to pull the man out of the car, while the man pistol-whipped him in the face, police said.

The victim fended off the attack and the suspects fled, police said.

The male suspect was described as a black male in his mid-20s, standing about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 170 pounds.

Police have released surveillance images of the suspects fleeing from the scene.

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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