STATEN ISLAND, New York. The NYPD is asking the public for help in finding two men wanted for questioning in connection with an alleged robbery when shots were fired at an apartment building in New Brighton.
The incident happened around 4:00 pm on Friday near Henderson and Clinton avenues, according to a statement from the NYPD’s deputy commissioner of public information.
According to a police statement, an unidentified man allegedly displayed a silver firearm in the presence of the 48-year-old victim in the entrance of the victim’s apartment building.
The victim was then approached by a second unidentified man, used force to get the keys out of his pockets, and then tried to break into the victim’s apartment, police said in a statement.
After people failed to break into the victim’s apartment, a man fired two shots at the victim before both suspects fled in an unknown direction in a white U-Haul van with Arizona license plate number AL55544, according to a police statement. .
There were no reports of casualties in this incident.
According to police, surveillance photos taken in the area of the robbery show the men being wanted for questioning.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the NYPD Crime Squad Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or Spanish at 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging into the CrimeStoppers website at or tweeting @NYPDTips.
All calls are strictly confidential.