Police have caught three teens wanted in connection for several Central Park robberies early this morning.
Police say the children - ages 12, 13 and 14, first approached a 32-year-old man at 5th Avenue and East 95th Street outside the park at 5:15 a.m. this morning. One of the teens was wielding a stick. The group demanded the man's property, he hesitated and one of the teens punched him in the face. The attackers then fled into the park at 96th Street.
Inside the park, approximately fifteen minutes later the teens approached two women, 48 and 46, near the reservoir. The assailants approached the woman and demanded their property. The 48 year-old handed over and iphone and the 46-year-old handed over an ipod and the perps fled.
Police searched the park and found three attackers at 96th Street and Fifth Avenue and remain in custody.
Cops are also interviewing two more suspects.
- Geoffrey Croft