Friday, August 22, 2014

Couple Held Up At Gunpoint In East River Park Robberies


Cops are looking for four robbers believed to be responsible for three thefts in 35 minutes on the Lower East Side, according to the NY Post.   

The gang of two men and two women knocked a ­29-year-old victim to the ground at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday near Cherry and Rutgers streets, authorities said.  The suspects punched the victim and stole his bracelet and $40, police said.  Cops said the goons struck again a half-hour later, pulling a gun on a man and a woman sitting in East River Park.  Neither victim was harmed, but the thieves fled with the woman’s purse, authorities said.  Five minutes later, the group held up an 18-year-old man in the park, snatching the victim’s watch, according to police.  The thieves are believed to be between 18 and 20 years old.

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New York Post - August 22, 2014 - By Matt McNulty, Aaron Feis and Natasha Velez

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