Cops seek robber who broke into Bath Avenue apartment building

The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in ascertaining the whereabouts of a man wanted for questioning in connection to a Bath Beach robbery that happened last month.

According to police, at around 11:58 p.m. on Saturday, November 12, an unidentified man walked into a residential building located near Bath Avenue and Bay 17th Street and kicked in the door to an apartment. According to cops, once inside, the man demanded money from a 59-year-old resident, took $400 from his pocket and an additional $200 from a dresser drawer.

The unidentified thief – described by police as a 5’10,” 200 pound black man between the ages of 25 and 35 with a muscular build – then fled the building via a stairwell. The 59-year-old was not injured.

The unidentified man was last seen wearing a dark jacket, dark colored pants and a red baseball cap.

Anyone with information in regards 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 Crime Stoppers website at or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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