Report: Man Abducted Outside ‘Pianos’ on Ludlow, then Drugged and Robbed
Two months ago, a man was forced into a car outside rowdy nightclub Pianos on Ludlow Street. Police say the abducted victim was then drugged and robbed before being dropped in the Bronx. They now seek the public’s help in identifying a person of interest.
The incident went down at around 2am on June 22, when three people approached the 27-year-old who was outside Pianos. One of the guys “ordered the victim to get into their vehicle, and after obeying, was ordered to ingest an unknown substance. The individuals brought the victim to Banco Popular, located at 1170 Castle Hill Avenue, and demanded that the victim remove money,” police told Gothamist.
The victim handed over $260 cash, debit card, iPhone, and a Longines watch. He was then dumped on the side of the road near Bruckner Boulevard and East Tremont Avenue.
Police released the above surveillance image showing the person of interest, who is described as 25-35 year-old male with a black mustache and beard.