The NYPD is looking for a trio of robbers wanted for three recent incidents, two of which took place the Upper West Side. Police are putting out a notice to the general public in the hopes that someone will recognize the perpetrators.
The first two robberies were almost identical: same victim, same location, and they happened at almost the same time.
On Wednesday, August 2 at about 2:45 a.m., the suspects approached a 17-year-old male on or near 63rd and Broadway. They punched him, stole his wallet, and ran off in an unknown direction. No injuries were reported.
On Tuesday, August 8 at about 4:45 a.m., the suspects approached the same 17-year-old victim, again on or near 63rd and Broadway. This time they displayed a knife but were unable to make off with anything. No injuries were reported from this incident.
We asked the police to clarify if the suspects knew the victim. They did not, an NYPD representative tells us.
During the third incident, the suspects targeted a different victim at a new location. This one happened on Friday, August 11 at about 8:05 a.m. on or near 59th and Second Avenue, where the suspects approached a 65-year-old male, struck him in the back causing him to fall to the ground, and removed $300 dollars before fleeing. The victim sustained abrasions to the elbow and back and was treated at the scene by EMS.
Anyone with relevant information 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 or by sending a direct message to @NYPDTips on Twitter.