Sunday, December 29, 2013

Two Robbed At Gunpoint In Central Park

Police Search for Armed Central Park Robbers
A Brooklyn resident a friend from Pennsylvania were robbed at gunpoint early Saturday morning in Central Park. Officials say two suspects approached the men near West 64th Street and West Drive and one robber pulled out a gun. The theft marks the 13th robbery reported in Central Park in 2013 — the same number as last year.


An NYU student and his pal were robbed at gunpoint in Central Park on Saturday by a man who threatened to kill them, cops said, according to the New York  Post. 

The men, 24 and 25 years old, were near West Drive in the 60s at 12:30 a.m. when two men stormed them and one pulled a gun, police sources said.

“Don’t move, don’t make noise, or I’ll kill you!” the man with the gun said. 

“What you got? Don’t move. Give me your money,” the second crook demanded. 

The victims handed over a briefcase, a cellphone, debit and credit cards, a passport and $113 cash.

 The armed suspect was wearing a dark-green winter coat and blue jeans. 

The second suspect had his long black hair in a ponytail. Both fled before cops could catch up to them. 

The theft marks the 13th robbery reported in Central Park in 2013 — the same number as last year.

The armed robber was described as a black male in his early 20s, standing about 6 feet tall with a slim build, and wearing a dark green winter coat and blue jeans, police said.
The second robber was described as a Hispanic male in his late 20s, standing about 5 feet 6 inches tall with a medium build, police said.
Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.

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WNBC - December 29,  2013 - By Checkey Beckford 

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