Man trying to buy drugs on Manhattan street is stabbed and robbed of $6K worth of designer goods including a Versace bag and Louis Vuitton wallet

  • Victim, 37, met the two men outside the Four Points hotel in Midtown Saturday
  • He was looking to buy drugs from the men but they instead robbed him
  • The suspects stole a Versace bag, Louis Vuitton wallet and two iPhones
  • They then stabbed the man in the back when he tried to reclaim his items 

A man looking to buy drugs was stabbed and robbed of $6,000 of designer goods in Manhattan on Saturday evening.

The victim met the men outside the Four Points hotel on 326 West 40th Street in Midtown to buy drugs at around 6.50pm, police sources told the NY Daily News.

The two suspects then decided to rob the 37-year-old victim of a Versace bag, Louis Vuitton wallet and two iPhones worth around $5,900 in total.

The NYPD is hunting for the two men and has released surveillance footage in a bid to track them down

The NYPD is hunting for the two men and has released surveillance footage in a bid to track them down

The NYPD is hunting for the two men and has released surveillance footage in a bid to track them down

The NYPD is hunting for the two men and has released  surveillance footage in a bid to track them down

The NYPD is hunting for the two men and has released  surveillance footage in a bid to track them down

They stabbed him in the back when he tried to reclaim hold of his expensive items. 

The outlet reports that the victim was taken to hospital and is expected to recover following the terrifying attack.

The NYPD is hunting for the two men and has released surveillance footage in a bid to track them down.  

The short clip shows the suspects, one of whom appears to be carrying the victim’s belongings and skipping away from the scene of the crime. 

The victim met the men outside the Four Points hotel in Midtown to buy drugs at around 6.50pm, police sources told the NY Daily News

The victim met the men outside the Four Points hotel in Midtown to buy drugs at around 6.50pm, police sources told the NY Daily News 

Another walks away from the scene casually.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. 

The robbery comes amid a surge in crime in New York City, with shootings up 166 percent in August compared to the same time last year.  

source: dailymail.co.uk

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