A jogger was surrounded by a group of nine teens and pre-teens in Central Park this weekend, who tried unsuccessfully to steal his iPhone, according to police. The attack occurred on Sunday around 8:20 p.m. The man was able to get away, Gothamist reported.
“The 29-year-old victim was running near 106th Street and West Drive inside Central Park around 8:20 p.m. when he was confronted by a malicious band of nine teens on bikes, who first demanded he hand over his iPhone before attempting to punch him. The victim was able to run away, and no weapons or injuries were reported.”
The boys were between 12 and 17 years old, police say.
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