Inwood, NY - October 17th, 2014 - Fourth Squad detectives are investigating an Attempted Robbery that occurred on October 16, 2014 at 7:52 pm in Inwood.
According to detectives, after returning to her Mervin Street residence and pulling into her driveway, the 37 year old female victim exited her car and was immediately confronted by a male black subject who was armed with a handgun. After demanding her pocketbook, the victim, who struggled to retain it, pushed the subject who then began running away from the scene without the bag. After she began shouting for help, the subject stopped, turned around and fired one shot towards the victim who was not struck. The uninjured victim, who then observed the subject running southbound towards Alvin Place, could only further describe him with wearing dark colored clothing.
Detectives request anyone with information regarding this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.