Attempted Mugging

Title: Attempted Mugging

Crime type: other


Description: A Morris Heights man fought off two robbers and picked up one of their cellphones after he dropped it while fleeing, sources said. The victim, 47, was walking home on East 167th Street and Sherman Avenue Sunday at 4:45 a.m. when he was approached by the two muggers, sources said. They demanded cash, but he refused and the crooks took off after a brief scuffle, sources said. The victim noticed one of them had dropped a cellphone and turned it over to police. The suspect returned to the crime scene looking for his phone, but ran away when he realized the victim was still there. Cops are still trying to track down the culprits, cops said. The victim suffered a bruise to the right ear in the scuffle, but refused medical attention at the scene, police said.

Date of crime: 2015-03-08

Time of crime: 04:45

Location of crime: East 167th Street and Sherman Avenue

Date of report: 03/24/2015

Time of report: 12:11:15pm

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