The New York City Police Department is asking the public for assistance with locating and identifying the individuals in the attached video and photographs, who are wanted in connection to several robberies that occurred within the confines of the 49 Precinct/Transit District 12. Details are as follows:
Incident #1: It was reported to police that on Thursday November 9, 2017, at approximately 6:50 p.m. in the vicinity of Matthews Avenue and Williamsbridge Road, the four individuals approached the 17 year-old male victim from behind. One of the individuals grabbed the victim’s arms and held them behind his back as two other males searched his person; one individual stood by as a lookout. The victim didn’t have anything inside his pockets and the individuals fled the scene empty-handed.
Incident #2: It was reported to police that on Wednesday November 15, 2017, at approximately 5:00 p.m. in front of 2750 Boston Road, three individuals approached the 14 year-old male victim from the rear and one of them placed him in a bear hug. One of the individuals removed his property while the third individual punched him the face. The three individuals then fled northbound on Allerton Avenue with the victim’s cell phone.
Incident #3: It was reported to police that on Friday November 17, 2017, at approximately 3:30 p.m. three individuals followed the 31 year-old male victim to Allerton Avenue and Barker Avenue where they punched him in the face and body and subsequently removed $5,000 in cash, his cell phone, his necklace and his wallet. The individuals fled southbound on Barker Avenue.
Incident #4: It was reported to police that on Wednesday November 22, 2017, at approximately 3:08 p.m. in the vicinity of Laconia Avenue and Esplanade, four individuals approached the 14 year-old male victim from the rear and struck him in the head with an unknown object. The individuals then removed his cell phone and headphones. The victim was removed to Jacobi Hospital in stable condition.
Incident #5: It was reported to police that on Wednesday November 22, 2017, at approximately 5:40 p.m. in the vicinity of Barnes Avenue and Allerton Avenue, one individual approached the 25 year-old female victim, placed his arm around her shoulders and told her to act like she knows him. At this time a second individual tried to remove her cell phone from her pants’ pocket. The victim pushed the two males away and walked into a grocery store to seek refuge. A short time later the victim walked out of the store and was assaulted by the same two individuals and a third male. The males attempted to remove her property but were unsuccessful. All three fled in an unknown direction.
Incident #6: It was reported to police that on Wednesday November 22, 2017, at approximately 5:45 p.m. in the vicinity of Boston Road and Pelham Parkway South, one individual snatched the victim’s headphone’s off his head as he sat at the bus stop and fled northbound on Olinville Avenue.
Incident #7: It was reported to police that on Wednesday November 22, 2017, at approximately 6:10 p.m. in the vicinity of Allerton Avenue and Cruger Avenue, one individual snatched the 19 year-old male victim’s headphones off his head and ran off. The victim chased after the individual and was assaulted by two other males when he caught up to the first individual. All three males fled southbound on Cruger Avenue.
Incident #8: It was reported to police that on Monday November 27, 2017, at approximately 5:35 p.m. inside of the Allerton Avenue “2/5” subway station, the four individuals surrounded the 15 year-old male victim as he sat on a bench in the mezzanine area. One individual snatched the victim’s headphones off his head and fled the station. The remaining individuals tried to remove the victim’s cell phone but he fought them off and kept possession of his phone. These three individuals also fled in an unknown direction.
The individuals are described as:
- Male blacks, 16 to 20 years-old, all wearing black clothing.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.