By Sabina Mollot
Police are looking for a team of teenage muggers who they say violently robbed two people on the same evening.
On Tuesday, November 20 at 6:10 p.m., two teen boys and two girls approached a flower stand vendor in front of 390 Third Avenue at East 28th Street. They asked the vendor for change for a five-dollar bill, only to forcibly swipe the cash from the 37-year-old victim after slamming him against a wall.
Then, 20 minutes later, the group (without one of the female suspects) strolled up to 428 Third Avenue at 30th Street, where they approached a delivery man on his bike. They asked the 19-year-old victim for change but then pushed him into a wall while trying to grab money from his pocket. However, they ended up fleeing empty-handed.
The first suspect is described as male, black, about 16-18 years old, 5 ft. 10 ins. tall and 150 lbs. He was last seen wearing dark clothing.
The second suspect is female, Hispanic, 16-18 years old and has a medium build. She was last seen wearing dark colored hooded sweatshirt, dark colored jacket with fur trim and dark colored pants.
The third suspect is male, Hispanic, 14-16 years old and has a medium build. He was last seen wearing a multi-colored Nike zip up jacket and black pants with white stripes down the side.
The fourth suspect is female, black with a light complexion, 14-16 years old and had black hair pulled into a ponytail with a medium build. She was last seen wearing a dark colored jacket with fur trim, dark colored pants and black shoes.
Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA 74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto nypdcrimestoppers.com. All calls are confidential.