May 21, 2019 By Laura Hanrahan
Police are searching for a man and a woman wanted for the assault and attempted robbery of an elderly man in Williamsburg last month.
On April 12, 2019, just after midnight, a 78-year-old man was pushing a cart full of recycled bottles near 215 Maujer St. As he bent down to pick up a bottle, his cart accidentally rolled into a parked car.
The unidentified man and woman then got out of the vehicle and began demanding money to repair the car door. The man took out a knife and began searching the victim’s pockets for money, while the woman kept a lookout. The man then slashed the victim on the left side of his face before both suspects fled the scene.
The victim was taken to a nearby hospital and was treated for the large laceration, police said.
The man is described as black, approximately 25 to 30 years old, and roughly 5 feet 7 inches in height. He was last seen wearing a New York Yankees baseball hat, a dark colored jacket and dark jeans.
The female suspect is described as black, 25 to 30 years old, and approximately 5 feet 5 inches in height. She was last seen wearing a dark jacket, blue jeans, white sneakers, and carrying a tan purse.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).