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NYPD seeks man behind robbery at gunpoint in Washington Heights

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By Anthony Payero

(NEW YORK) The New York City Police Department launched a search for a man who committed a robbery at an apartment building in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan.

The incident took place on Saturday, May 7, at 9:45 a.m. in an apartment building lobby near West 188th Street and Audubon Avenue. The unidentified individual entered the building, brandished a firearm and stole the 60-year-old male victim's wristwatch and $300 in cash, police told NewsBreak.

After the incident, the assailant left the scene and headed south on Audubon Avenue, according to officials.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or by messaging on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.

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