Teens Rob, Punch Pedestrians on Upper West Side: Police

Cops are searching for the suspects

Friday, Oct 11, 2013  |  Updated 9:01 AM EDT
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Teens Rob, Punch Pedestrians on UWS: Police

Police are searching for a pair of teenagers who have been robbing pedestrians on the Upper West Side, sometimes punching the victims and threatening to stab them.

The string of robberies began on Monday, Sept. 23, when the teens approached a 52-year-old man at 600 West 86th St. and stole his cell phone, police say.
 
The next day, they targeted a 17-year-old boy at Broadway and West 86th Street, stealing his cell phone before punching him in the face and running away, according to police. Less than an hour later, the robbers followed a 16-year-old boy near Morningside Drive and West 116th Street and took his iPod, punching him in the face and threatening to stab him. 
 
Most recently, on Monday, the teen robbers surrounded a 14-year-old boy at the subway station at Broadway and West 86th Street, and took his wallet and cell phone before running away. 
 
Anyone who recognizes the suspects are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.

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