Man Shot By Group Of Robbers For His Watch, Police Say


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The New York Police Department released a video Sunday showing four men shooting a 23-year-old multiple times before removing his watch and driving away.

The incident reportedly took place June 11 in Upper Manhattan by 565 West 2017th St., and the assailants still remain at large, according to a Sunday tweet by NYPD Crime Stoppers.

The four hooded suspects depicted in the video are wanted for a robbery assault, the police said.

The crew reportedly opened fire after the victim refused to give up his jewelry. The wounded man then was robbed of his watch, and the four criminals took off in a white Mercedes Benz driven by a fifth co-conspirator. (RELATED: REPORT: Man Shot In Times Square)

An unspecified number of bullets struck the man in the torso, buttocks and leg, police said, according to the New York Post.

“This looks like a straight-up robbery crew, so we are looking at all the robberies in the area,” NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essig said Wednesday during a press conference held at NYPD Headquarters, according to The New York Daily News.