By Geoffrey Croft
Two fifteen-year-old girls were robbed yesterday near East 107th Street and East Drive in Central Park at about 6:30 pm, NYC Park Advocates has learned.
The victims were approached by the suspect with a knife who demanded their phones. The assailant fled after robbing them.
Police used the Find My I-Phone app and tracked the suspect to Tompkins Square Park in the East Village where he was arrested after a brief foot chase.
Mekhi Ortiz, 18, a resident of Morningside Avenue was arrested and charged with Robbery, Threat With a Deadly Weapon and marijuana possession.
He has at least 9 prior arrests.