Thursday, August 5, 2010

Three Armed Robberies In Central Park Crime Spree


Police say two armed teenagers went on a robbery spree in Central Park overnight Thursday, holding up three men in 30 minutes, according to Eyewitness News.

The suspects were arrested after police flooded the park following the spree, which started just before midnight.

Multiple charges of robbery are pending against 17-year-old Jesse Wasserman, of New Rochelle, and 19-year-old Driton Rexhaj, of Manhattan.

The suspects held up their three victims at gunpoint. One of the teens held a gun, while the other robbed the victims.

The suspects hit their first victim, a 19-year-old man, at East 84 Street and East Drive. They then robbed a second man at East 81st Street and East Drive, and then returned to East 84 Street and East Drive for their third victim.

The suspects got away with a bicycle, cell phones, a wallet, a backpack, glasses and sneakers.

Read/View More: 

WABC News -  August 5, 2010 

Two Men Arrested in Central Park Robbery Spree 
New York Times City Room - August 5, 2010 - By KAREN ZRAICK

New York Post - August 5, 2010 -  By Jessica Simeone

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