Cops hunt Gowanus gunmen

Cops are hunting these men suspected of robbing a man in Gowanus on July 2.
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Cops are hunting the gunmen who robbed a 26-year-old delivery man in Gowanus on July 2.

The victim told police two thieves waltzed up and stuck a gun in his face at 17th Street near Fourth Avenue at 10 p.m., one of them growling “give me your money,” before the pair nabbed $60 and his iPhone 6.

The thieves fled with their ill-gotten loot along 17th Street heading toward Park Slope, but police claim they found surveillance footage of the perps heading into the nearby Prospect Avenue subway station.

Investigators described their suspects as a 6-foot tall, 25-year-old man weighing about 150 pounds, and a 25-year-old man standing at 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing roughly 135 pounds.

Anyone who provides police with information leading to an arrest can expect up to a $2,500 reward through the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers program. The public can phone their tips to (800) 577-8477, log into the Crime Stoppers website at, tweet @NYPDTips, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Elizabeth Winn at
Updated 11:46 am, July 10, 2019
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Reasonable discourse

Barry from Kenya says:
More proof that Democrats hate working people. Give the poor working people the means to defend themselves, instead of making them sitting ducks. President Trump will do just that with help from the Supreme Court.
July 10, 2019, 2 pm
W says:
Trump is a will easily win reelection.
July 10, 2019, 2:05 pm
Frank says:
Barry is a dingleberry. More guns are not the answer, look at facts and data, you dum dum.
July 10, 2019, 2:06 pm
Barry from Kenya says:
Your fake news numbers will not help you when some thug decides to jack you. Being able to defend yourself will be the only way to save yourself.
July 10, 2019, 4:07 pm
Frank says:
The FBI is fake news? Holy cow you are dumb.
July 10, 2019, 4:30 pm
Guns stop punks from Bensonhurst says:
You do not hear about excessive stick ups, rapes and armed robbery in southern states and middle America. Only in blue states were gun laws only allow criminals to rule the streets.
July 10, 2019, 6:54 pm
Frank says:
"You do not hear about excessive stick ups, rapes and armed robbery in southern states and middle America." -Utter BS. You see it all the time. Open a paper, dummy.
July 10, 2019, 7:21 pm
Rashida Tslob from Michishuggeneh says:
Blue cities like St. Louis, Detroit, Baltimore, Camden, Trenton, Wilmington DE are some of the most violent places in the country and the world! Dems are responsible for that. Own it!
July 11, 2019, 10:10 am
concerned from Greenwood says:
This comment section is deteriorating into complete idiocy
July 11, 2019, 12:20 pm
The Hunkster from Bed-Stuy says:
ICU in the subway station crooks. MTA big brother is watching you.
July 12, 2019, 9:51 am

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