Suspects wanted for additional incidents
The police are seeking three people they believe are behind three robberies, including one across from Stuyvesant Town.
In that incident, on Sunday, January 21 at about 1 a.m., three people, two male and one female, approached a man and a woman as they sat on a park bench on East 20th Street in Stuyvesant Cove Park. The suspect then threw the female victim, 28, to the ground by her hair and punched the male victim, 22. Together the muggers got a credit card and cash from the woman and a Samsung cell phone from the man.
Female victims were also targeted in the other known incidents.
On Monday, January 15 at 9:30 p.m., one of the suspects approached a 41-year-old woman in front of 160 West 12th Street and forcibly stole her purse. The bag contained a credit card and $80.
On Tuesday, January 23 at 8:20 p.m., hours one of the suspects approached the 28-year-old woman in front of 167 West 12th Street and tried her purse, but fled empty-handed.
The suspects are described as follows:
1: Male, black, tall, seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt under a black jacket, light-colored jeans.
2: Male, Hispanic, light skin, heavyset.
3: Female, light skin, seen wearing a green jacket.
Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.