UPDATE, Jan. 10, 8 p.m.: Police released a photo of Jesus Morales' wedding ring, who was killed on Jan. 9 on 18th Street during a botched robbery. Police believe that the suspect, who is still at large, may try to sell the ring. The NYPD is asking the public to keep their eyes out for anyone trying to sell this wedding ring, for they may be connected with the murder-robbery.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1800 577-TIPS.
A Long Island man was killed on 18th Street Wednesday night after being shoved to the ground by a robber, police said.
According to a spokesman for the NYPD, a crook approached the 67-year-old victim on 18th Street between 5th and 6th avenues around 7:15 p.m. The perp pushed the victim to the ground, causing him to crack his head on the sidewalk, stole his watch and wallet and fled the scene.
Police responded to the robbery and found the victim lying on the sidewalk with head injuries. The EMS transported the victim to Lutheran Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
According to police sources, the victim’s name was Jesus Morales from Merrick, Long Island and was in South Slope to buy a car on 18th Street. The robber allegedly pushed him to the ground once, causing him to slam his head on the pavement.
There have been no arrests as of yet and the investigation is ongoing. Stay with Patch for updates.