Gunman in Polo Shirt Robs Young Couple in Fort Greene Park, Police Say

By Janet Upadhye on July 10, 2014 10:39am | Updated on July 10, 2014 12:45pm

 A 20-year-old male and a 21-year-old female were robbed inside Fort Greene Park at approximately 1 a.m. on June 18.
A 20-year-old male and a 21-year-old female were robbed inside Fort Greene Park at approximately 1 a.m. on June 18.
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FORT GREENE — Police are looking for a gunman sporting a polo shirt who robbed a young couple in Fort Greene Park last month.

A 20-year-old man and 21-year-old woman were approached by a suspect armed with a silver gun inside the park around 1 a.m. on June 18, police said.

The suspect, believed to be approximately 20-years-old, told the victims to stand up and hand over their property, police said.

The pair handed over an Apple iPhone, debit and credit cards, MetroCards and an undetermined amount of money and were left uninjured, according to police.

The thief then fled the park and an hour later swiped one of the stolen MetroCards at a subway station in Far Rockaway, police said.

One of the stolen phones was also tracked to Far Rockaway before it was shut off, NYPD said.

A surveillance photo of the suspect, taken at a subway turnstile, shows him wearing a white polo shirt and dark pants. He has a shaved head and white headphones in his ears.

Capt. Peter Fiorillo, the 88th precinct's commander, feels confident that police will be able to identify him with facial recognition software.

"In my experience you don’t start with a robbery like this," he said. "You usually build a resume and then you graduate to a big boy crime so I think the picture should pick up the guy's face off the computer."

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

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