Man sought in failed necklace heist


Police in the 50th Precinct needs help identifying and tracking down a man who tried to steal a necklace from a senior citizen. 

The attempted robbery took place July 19 at a residential apartment on Exterior Street just before 11 a.m., according to police. A 62-year-old man was in the lobby of his unidentified residential apartment when a younger man allegedly tried to snatch a chain necklace he was wearing.

The reported perp was unsuccessful, taking off empty-handed. But police still want to slap handcuffs on him.

He's described as a back male, between 18 and 23, approximately 6 feet tall, and thin. He was last seen wearing a gray shirt and dark-colored sweatpants.

Anyone with information is asked to call the New York Police Department's Crime Stoppers Hotline at (800) 577-8477, or in Spanish at (888) 577-4782. 

Tips also can be submitted online at, or by texting to 274637, and then entering TIP577.

All calls, police say, are strictly confidential. 

To see a video of the alleged attempted heist, click here