Man Robbed Of $150K In Midtown Attack
NEW YORK -- A gunman dragged a man down a sidewalk, beating him with a pistol, after fighting over a black bag in front of a Starbucks cafe blocks from Central Park on Friday, police and witnesses said.
Ijams was not shot but pistol-whipped in the back of the head, police said.
During the struggle, the gun went off firing an errant shot that did not hit anyone, police said.
Ijams, witnesses told WNBC, was left on the sidewalk, bloodied and robbed.
He was rushed to the emergency room of Weill Cornell Medical Center, police said, where detectives questioned him while he was being treated.
Witnesses said that the suspect got away with Ijams' bag which, sources told WNBC, contained almost $150,000 in cash.
Zafer Incekara, a limousine driver from Lyndhurst, N.J., said the gunman fired a shot at the man before he fled.
The investigation is on-going.