A tourist from Saudi Arabia was mugged at gunpoint simply outside Central Park on Sunday morning, police and law-enforcement sources stated.

The 24-year-old sufferer was speaking to 2 males about going again to his resort room as they stood at Fifth Avenue and East 59th Avenue round 4:30 a.m. when one of many suspects pulled out a gun, sources stated.

The muggers took the sufferer’s cellular phone and fled on foot, police stated.

Main crimes, together with robberies, have been hovering within the metropolis, NYPD knowledge exhibits. Robberies have elevated by about 40% citywide.

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