Police have sent out more information to the media about a series of muggings on the Upper West Side. Among the new details: teens attacked a newsstand worker at Broadway and 93rd street just this past Saturday. Also, police now say that the suspects appear to be between 13 and 17 years old.
Here are the details:
1) Thursday, January 22, 2015, 1600 hours, the victim, a 15-year-old male, was walking in front of 67 West 107 Street when the suspects approached him from behind, put him in a choke hold and demanded his money and phone. The suspects then removed the victim’s cell phone and fled.
2) Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 1425 hours, the victim, a 13-year-old male, was walking in front of 647 Columbus Avenue when the suspects approached him, punched the him in the face, and removed his phone and an undetermined amount of money.
3) Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 0715 hours, the victim, a 13-year-old male, was walking in the vicinity of West 93 Street and Columbus Avenue when the suspects approached him, grabbed his neck and demanded his cell phone. The victim struggled with the suspects who then fled empty handed.
4) Friday, February 6, 2015, at 1530 hours, the victim, a 13-year-old male, was in front of 201 West 93 Street when the suspects approached him and asked him if he had anything in his pockets. The victim ignored the suspects who in turn punched him and then fled the location.
5) Saturday, February 7, 2015, 1850 hours, the victim, a 39-year-old male, was working at his newsstand at corner of Broadway and West 93 Street when of the suspects approached him and purchased a candy bar. The other suspects then began removing items from the shelves and leaving. When the victim told the suspects to put the items back, the suspects assaulted the victim and then fled the location. The victim refused medical attention on scene.
If you have information, you can confidentially call 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), submit a tip via www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or text CRIMES (274637) and then enter TIP577.