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Moped Riding Chain Snatchers Wanted for Robberies in 2 Boros

The NYPD is searching for two men in connection with 2 chain snatchings across, 2 boros in 1 hour.Photo byNYPD

Girl, Age 12, Robbed by Chain Snatchers on Moped

By Dan Gesslein

NYC News Network

December 4, 2023

At around 1:45 pm on November 3, a 12-year-old girl was walking in the vicinity of Menahan Street and Knickerbocker Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Cops said two men rode up behind her and one of the men reached out and yanked two necklaces off the girl’s neck.

The the crooks drove off northbound on Knickerbocker Avenue.

An hour later, the duo struck again, this time in Queens. At around 2:45 pm a 29-year-old woman was walking in the vicinity of 35 Avenue and 85 Street in Jackson Heights, Queens. The moped rode up behind the woman and the passenger on the moped ripped the chain off the woman’s neck. They then rode off northbound on 85th Street.

The NYPD released surveillance video of the suspects. The driver is described as a male with a medium complexion and heavy build. He was last seen wearing a dark colored baseball cap, black hooded sweatshirt, and light colored pants.

The passenger is described as a male with a medium complexion and slim build. He was last seen wearing a multicolored jacket and dark colored pants.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident 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 or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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