3 Accused of Robbing Couple at Gunpoint in Central Park

The couple was strolling around the reservoir at about 9:40 p.m. Saturday

Monday, May 7, 2012  |  Updated 8:22 AM EDT
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Arrest in Central Park Gunpoint Robbery

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Police have arrested three people accused of robbing a couple at gunpoint near the Central Park reservoir.

The three were charged with robbery, criminal possession of a weapon and stolen property.

Police say they allegedly used a loaded .380-caliber Beretta semi-automatic to rob the couple as they strolled around the reservoir at 9:40 p.m. Saturday.

The thieves fled with their wallets and cell phones but were quickly apprehended by plainclothes police.

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