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Updated Details on Attempted Robbery, Gun Fire Outside J.G. Melon

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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Anyone with relevant information 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 or by sending a direct message to @NYPDTips on Twitter. All calls are strictly confidential.


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