Queens, NY – An Orthodox Jewish man was the victim of a bizarre Friday night robbery in Far Rockaway, forced by a gun wielding robber to hand over his coat, suit jacket and pants.
Police said that the incident took place at 6:30 PM when a 24 year old man returned to his home at 10-56 Nielson Street. The victim was confronted by a man who pointed a gun at this head and forced him to undress in the bitter cold.
Surveillance video shows the tzitzis-wearing victim removing his coat, suit jacket and suit pants and handing them to the robber, who then fled the scene. The victim can then be seen running into the apartment building, leaving his shoes outside.
The robber is said to be a Hispanic man in his mid-twenties with curly hair, approximately 5’7” tall and weighing 150 pounds. At the time of the robbery he was wearing a medium colored sweatshirt, dark jeans and black and white sneakers.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Crime Stoppers Hotline by phone at 800-577-TIPS, by text at 247637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577 or online at www.NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.