By Dan Gesslein
September 18, 2023
Police released surveillance video of the three suspects who wore hoodies and black face masks. Cops believe the suspects are teenagers and are responsible for at least three robberies at Knifepoint.
The first robbery took place at around 1:30 am on August 23. A 31-year-old male and a 29-year-old male were walking in the vicinity of White Plains Road and Morris Park Avenue.
Two males dressed in hoodies and face masks ran up to them and displayed knives and an ice pick. They removed a Fanny pack off one of the victims which contained $500 cash.
The crooks ran off and no one was injured.
Investigators said the same teen crew struck again two days later in Parkchester. At around 10 pm on August 25, a 35-year-old man was walking in the vicinity of Unionport Road and Guerlain Street.
The hooded teens ran up to the victim from behind and then threatened him with knives. They removed the victim’s cell phone, wallet and debit card.
The thieves then ran off without incident. No injuries were reported.
In the last robbery a man was slashed across the face by the crew.
At around 11 pm on August 27, a 23-year-old man was approached by the three teens. The crew slashed him in the face and forcibly removed a book bag, $400 cash and a debit card.
The attackers then ran off.
EMS rushed the victim to Saint Barnabas Hospital in stable condition.
The suspects are described as males between the ages of 16 and 19 with dark complexions.
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