MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – A pair of Mount Vernon brothers got the better of a would-be robber, as they disarmed him during an attempted mugging last week.
Shortly after midnight on Thursday, the brothers – whose names have not been released – were able to wrestle the handgun away from the mugger near Langdon Avenue and East Fourth Street, officials said.
According to the Journal News , the robber approached the two from behind, demanding money and cell phones. According to police, one brother was pistol whipped before a melee ensued between the three of them.
The mugger pointed the handgun at the brothers, pulling the trigger, but the gun failed to fire. The malfunctioning gun gave the pair the opportunity they needed to disarm the robber, who ran away.
The weapon was surrendered to police, who canvassed the area but failed to apprehend a suspect. The suspect is described as a 5 feet 5 inches tall, 125 pound African American with medium complexion.
Anyone who has information about the incident are advised to call the Detective Division at (914) 665-2510.
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