Teens Set Up Robberies Through Facebook: Cops

The group of teens arranged to buy items from other boys on Facebook, then ended up robbing them

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012  |  Updated 5:15 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Teens Set Up Robberies Through Facebook: Cops

NYPD

advertisement

Police in Brooklyn are searching for a group of teenage boys who have been robbing other boys of items they'd arranged to sell through Facebook. 

The pair of reported robberies happened inside the Cypress HIlls subway station at Jamaica and Autumn avenues, according to police. The first occurred at about 8:25 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, after the 16-year-old victim set up a meeting with the teens through Facebook chat to sell them his sneakers. The group forcibly took the victim's sneakers and fled. 

The second incident happened at about 6:40 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, after the 12-year-old victim arranged through Facebook chat to meet with the group of teens, intending to sell his iPhone, police said. He was instead robbed by the teens. 

Police are searching for the four boys, about 16 to 20 years old. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or at nypdcrimestoppers.com.

Get the latest from NBC 4 New York anywhere, anytimeiPhone/iPad App | SMS AlertsTwitter | Facebook | Google+ | Instagram | RSS

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Follow us on Instagram!
We post photos taken by our news... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out