Driver carjacked at gunpoint early Sunday morning on the Upper East Side (file photo) | Upper East Site
Driver carjacked at gunpoint early Sunday morning on the Upper East Side (file photo) | Upper East Site

Upper East Side Car Accident Turns into Violent Robbery 

MANHATTAN – A car accident on the Upper East Side quickly escalated into violent robbery that left a man with multiple broken bones, police say, now officials are asking for the public’s help identifying the suspect. 

Investigators say the violent crime unfolded on Friday, April 15th, when the victim, a 38-year-old man got into a car accident with another man around 8:20 pm near York Avenue and East 88th Street in Yorkville. 

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It’s not clear whether the suspect was another driver or a pedestrian, but police say after the collision the suspect forced the victim to withdraw cash from a nearby ATM. 

Police are seeking help identifying the suspect seen in surveillance photos/NYPD
Police are seeking help identifying the suspect seen in surveillance photos/NYPD

After handing over the cash, detectives say the violent suspect then beat down the 38-year-old man, punching him and breaking both his jaw and ribs– then ripped off the man’s neck chains and took off.

The victim took himself to the hospital for treatment, according to investigators. 

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The suspect is seen in clear surveillance photos released by police, cash in hand, inside a convenience store— though it’s not clear where— scoping out the snacks. He was wearing a black Jordan hoodie and sweat pants with red and white Nike sneakers.

If you have any information regarding this violent robbery on Friday, April 15th, you’re asked to call NYPD Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-8477.

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