Officials pass out fliers of robbery suspect in Bed-Stuy

BED-STUY - Brooklyn officials passed out fliers today in an attempt to help police find a suspect who allegedly stole a man's cellphone while yelling anti-gay slurs at him.

City Council speaker Christie Quinn, along with other elected officials, stood at the intersection of Throop and Myrtle avenues passing out fliers of the suspect, 21-year-old Julius Wright.

Investigators say Wright targeted a 24-year-old man by the intersection on Sept. 5.  They say he robbed the victim, yelled anti-gay slurs at him, and then sexually assaulted him after learning he was gay.

Police are urging anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-8477.

Police probe alleged anti-gay armed robbery

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