Man robbed of $18,000 inside Bronx park

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The two suspects were last seen running on East 164th Street before entering a white colored van that headed northbound on Gerrard Avenue. The two suspects were last seen running on East 164th Street before entering a white colored van that headed northbound on Gerrard Avenue.
THE BRONX -

A man was robbed of $18,000 while taking a walk inside a Bronx park, police say.

The incident happened on Feb. 8, inside the Joyce Kilmer Park around 12 p.m.

The 53-year-old man was ambushed by two suspects, according to police.

One of the suspects came up from behind the victim and placed him in a hold before simulating that he had a gun and threatening to shoot him.

The second suspect approached the 53-year-old man from the front while the man from behind stole the cash, police say.

The two suspects were last seen running on East 164th Street before entering a white colored van that headed northbound on Gerrard Avenue.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS

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