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Police release video of suspect in robbery of FDNY EMTs

The video appears to show a man with a medical bag over his shoulder


Photo/NYPD Crime Stoppers

By Laura French

NEW YORK — Police have released video footage of a suspect in the robbery of two FDNY EMTs on Saturday.

The EMTs were responding to a false report about a person having a seizure on the sixth floor of a Brooklyn residential building when a man with a gun got into an elevator with them and demanded they hand over their radios and bags, the New York Daily News previously reported.

The robbery was similar to one that occurred on Dec. 7, when two EMTs from Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn were robbed at gunpoint in an elevator while responding to another fake 911 call, although police have not said whether the two cases are believed to be connected.

No injuries were reported in either incident.

The video released by the NYPD appears to show a man leaving the residential building with a medical bag over his shoulder, according to CBS New York.

The FDNY EMTs described the man as being about 6-foot-2.

Anyone with information involving the robbery is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers hotline, send a tip to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submit their tip online at the NYPD Crime Stoppers website.