An off-duty NYPD cop was robbed at knifepoint and carjacked as he tried to cease two males from breaking into one other automobile in Manhattan this week, in response to cops and police sources.
The unidentified 39-year-old officer — who’s assigned to the Sixth Precinct and was on trip on the time — was sitting in his personal automotive on East thirty fifth Avenue close to First Avenue in Murray Hill round 3:30 a.m. Wednesday when he noticed one of many suspects coming into a white Chevy Suburban and attempting to steal a battery charger pack, authorities mentioned.
The off-duty cop jumped into motion and confronted the suspect — who then displayed a dark-colored machete, police mentioned.
One other man who was with him additionally flashed a dark-colored handgun.
One of many suspects then ordered the officer to get down on the bottom earlier than punching him within the head and swiping his pockets, mobile phone and automotive key, in response to cops and police sources.
The duo then took off within the officer’s pink Toyota RAV4, cops mentioned.
The officer didn’t report any accidents and refused medical consideration on scene.