NYPD officials have provided updated details about the recent attempted robbery outside of J.G. Melon which led to a gun being fired.
The incident took place on Saturday, December 2 at about 3:45 p.m.
The victim, a 22-year-old male, was waiting outside of the popular hamburger joint on 74th and Third Avenue when he was approached by four unknown suspects who attempted to forcibly remove his watch – which police say was valued at $30,000.
One of the suspects displayed a firearm and discharged a round before the group fled east on 74th Street on two dark-colored, two-wheeled vehicles.
Police have also released this surveillance image of the four suspects.
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