Police probe alleged anti-gay armed robbery

BROOKLYN - Police say they are searching for the suspect who robbed a man at gunpoint in Bed-Stuy while yelling anti-gay slurs at him.

Investigators say the incident happened on Sept. 5 at around 3:30 a.m. at the intersection of Throop and Myrtle avenues. They say 21-year-old Julius Wright approached the 24-year-old victim with a simulated gun, asked him if he was gay and stole his cell phone.

Officials describe Wright, who also goes by the name "Stinky," as 6 feet 1 inch tall and about 170 pounds with a tattoo on his left forearm that reads "Slim."

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

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