Cops are searching for a man wearing bright red sneakers, who they say is wanted for several cellphone robberies that occurred on Coney Island’s Riegelmann Boardwalk recently.
In the first incident, the suspect punched a 25-year-old male victim in the face on the boardwalk and West 19th Street, and made off with his cell phone and headphones on Wednesday July 6, at 2:25am, said police.
On Monday July 18, at around 2:45pm, near West 25th Street, the suspect pushed a 53-year-old woman to the ground and took her cell phone before he fleeing, according to the NYPD
The suspect is described as a black man, 18 to 20 years old, 5 feet 7 inches, with a slim build. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, dark colored jeans, and those stop-sign red sneakers. Surveillance footage and photos of the suspect were provided by the NYPD.
Anyone with information in regards 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). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.