By Carol Tannenhauser
NYPD is seeking the two young men shown in the attached photographs for a “robbery/grand larceny pattern” carried out in the neighborhood on two consecutive days in late June. Three women had property taken — one violently — allegedly by the duo, who were traveling on “a two-wheeled scooter,” according to police.
On Monday, June 26, at around 4:15 p.m., the first victim, a 56-year-old woman riding a bicycle near Central Park West and West 63rd Street, was approached by the scooter-riding suspects who removed a basket containing a wallet from the bicycle before fleeing on West 65th Street. The victim was uninjured in this incident.
The victim also wasn’t harmed in the second incident, which occurred on the same day, at around 4:30 p.m. A 65-year-old woman was walking near West 66th Street and Riverside Boulevard when the same pair, again on a two-wheeled scooter, allegedly snatched her wallet and cellphone from her hands before fleeing in an unknown direction.
Violence occurred in the third incident. On Tuesday, June 27, at around 4:15 p.m., a 42-year-old woman was walking near West End Avenue and West 88th Street when she was allegedly approached by the pair. [One of] the robbers punched her in the face with a closed fist and pulled her cellphone from her hand before fleeing. The woman refused medical attention.
Anyone with information regarding these incidents 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 CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.
All calls are strictly confidential.
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