By Geoffrey Croft
Four males were slashed with razors inside Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, NYC Park Advocates has learned.
Four men were sitting on a bench inside the park at 11 p.m. on November 4th, when a group of male Hispanics on bikes approached and began cursing.
Two assailants got off the bikes and pulled razors. One slashed a 41-year-old victim in his hand who was on a cell phone causing him to drop the phone.
The attackers picked it up and when the victim's friends protested, the two attackers slashed his three friends as well.
The victims were all male 41 (phone stolen) 28, 28, and 26.
The incident ocured in the park near northeast corner of 49th Avenue and 111th Street within the convines of the 110 Pct.
Police apprehended the suspects on bikes nearby a few hours later at 2:30 a.m. on November 5th.
A passerby who witnessed the crime ID'd the attackers.
Police charged Dario Rodriguez, 27, with robbery, assault and marijuana possession.
He was arraigned on November 5th and is being held on $ 30,000 bail. An order of protection was issued. He did not make bail. He is due back in court November 10th.
Jonathan Pena, 23, was charged with robbery and assault. He was arraigned on November 5th and ordered held on 15,000 bail. An order of protection was also issued. He did not make bail. He is due back in court on November 10th.