Police release photos of suspects in Central Park mugging

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Monday, June 15, 2015

NEW YORK (WABC) -- The NYPD has released new surveillance photos of two men wanted for a mugging in Central Park.

At about 10 p.m. on June 5th, police say a 28-year old man was walking inside of Central Park in the vicinity of Cross Drive and East Drive when the two suspects approached him from behind and pushed him over a railing onto the ground.

The suspects then began to punch the victim and hold him down while removing approximately $30 cash before fleeing, police say. The victim sustained injuries to his face and hands.

The suspects are described as being in their late teens or early twenties.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at http://WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.