Suspects sought in elevator attack

May 18, 2009 5:58:16 PM PDT
Police are looking for four suspects in two violent attacks at the Butler Houses in the Morrisania section of the Bronx. The first attack happened at 11:00 on the night of April 3. The group assaulted and robbed a 45-year-old man in front of the building at 1368 Webster Avenue.

The second attack happened at 2:35 in the morning on April 18 inside the building, and this one was captured by surveillance cameras.

Police said two men were assaulted as they entered the building. A 43-year-old victim was struck in the head with a bottle, pushed into an elevator and robbed. He needed stitches to his head. The other victim, a 46-year-old man, was pushed to the ground in the hallway and robbed.

Police would like to speak to Tyrone Hines, 21, in connection with this crime. They are also looking for three other unidentified suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). You can also text tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.


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