Two men robbed a 49-year-old man at gunpoint of his jewelry, electronics, wallet, and backpack on West 25th Street last night, police said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Yesterday at approximately 7:21 p.m., officers responded to the area of West 25th Street on a report of a robbery, Police Capt. Eric Amato said.
According to the 49-year-old victim, while unloading his car of recently purchased items, two men wearing ski masks and brandishing handguns approached him and demanded that he surrender his belongings.
During the robbery, one man pressed a handgun to the victim’s ribs as he surrendered several pieces of jewelry. The gun men then took the victim to the rear of the vehicle and demanded that he surrender anything of value that was in the trunk.
While doing so, the victim attempted to fight back, but the actors repeatedly pistol whipped him before fleeing. They got away with jewelry, electronics, and a backpack which contained the victim’s wallets and identification. Some of the items were recovered nearby.
The victim suffered lacerations to his head and face, and as a result, was transported to an area hospital to be treated. This incident remains under investigation.
Authorities did not say whether or not this incident was connected to a juvenile gun arrest on Thursday.