Perp beats, tries to rob sleeping man in car by Starlight Park

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Police are looking for a man that struck and tried robbing a 45-year-old man asleep in his car near Starlight Park last month.

It was reported to the NYPD that the snoozing man was approached by his attacker on the driver side door by West Farms Road and East 173rd Street at about 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 28.

He then opened the door, hit the man with what police called “a hard object,” and began demanding his property.

The victim awoke, refused, and resisted which caused the assailant to flee towards parts unknown.

His robbery attempt was an unsuccessful one as no property was removed and the victim.

Police sources familiar with the investigation said that the victim refused medical attention despite suffering pain and bruising.

The individual being sought for the attack within the 42nd Precinct is described as black and between 20 to 30 years in age.

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). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @ NYPDTips.

All calls and messages are strictly confidential.

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