Two attacks were reported this weekend in Central Park, and as of Sunday afternoon police had not caught the perpetrators.
In the first attack, at around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, 15 men and women confronted a 17-year-old and her 20-year-old boyfriend at the rear of Heckscher Playground around 63rd street, according to Gothamist. One of the muggers ahd a knife and another had a Taser. “The muggers cursed at the victims, then one punched the female victim in the face and threw her to the ground. Both people had their cellphones stolen.”
On Sunday at 1 a.m., a 45-year-old man was walking across the park on the 81st street transverse when a man with green pants and dreadlocks choked him and held a gun to his head before stealing his wallet and backpack.
If you have information, call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, use the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.
File photo of Central Park at night by John Gillespie.