A bumbling crook tripped and fell as he tried to subdue a 39-year-old man in a caught-on-camera Queens robbery, police said Saturday.
The victim was entering his home near Beach 64th St. and Almeda Ave. in Far Rockaway about 1:20 a.m. Friday when the crouched-over thief, sporting a grey hooded sweatshirt and black surgical mask appears from the side of the house and creeps up behind him.
A Queens robbery was caught on camera when the crook tripped and fell as he tried to subdue a 39-year-old victim was entering his home near Beach 64th St. and Almeda Ave. in Far Rockaway on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. (DCPI)
“Get inside!” the thief screamed repeatedly, pistol in hand as he tried to get the victim to comply.
But the victim refused to hand over his belongings, sparking a struggle. The gunman tried to sweep his victim’s legs out from under him, but missed and ended up falling onto the ground, the video shows.
The crook manages to get back up and continue the fight just as his accomplice shows up.
Together, the two swiped the victim’s Rolex watch, a wallet containing $1,700, two iPhones and a backpack containing an Apple laptop computer before running off.
Cops released the surveillance video hoping someone recognizes the two muggers. (DCPI)
The thieves escaped in a white Honda Accord with tinted windows and South Carolina license plates parked by the corner, cops said.
Cops on Saturday released the surveillance video in the hopes someone recognizes the two muggers.
Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts is urged to call NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.