Teens arrested for Kips Bay robbery

By Maria Rocha-Buschel

Police arrested three teenagers for robbing an elderly woman in Kips Bay earlier this month.

Police said that the victim, who is in her 70s, was standing in front of 332 East 29th Street on Sunday, August 4 at 8:30 p.m. when the three teenagers approached her. The victim said that the teens pushed, punched and shoved the woman, then forcible removed her iPhone from her hand.

Police said that the woman lives nearby and further information about her condition was not immediately available.

The teens, who police said are all residents of the Administration for Children’s Services facility at 492 First Avenue, were caught at the ACS building on Monday, August 5 at 12:44 a.m. and were charged with robbery.

Their names are being withheld due to their young age.

11 thoughts on “Teens arrested for Kips Bay robbery

    • What the heck is going on in my neighborhood in Kips Bay?? Use to be a safe neighborhood. Ever since they put the home for troubled teens on 1st Avenue in the 20’s its been a scary place to be. “Troubled teens” is the operative word. Thank you DeBlasio for giving a s–t… Where are you when we need you?? Not here… We’re all equal right?

  1. “The teens, who police said are all residents of the Administration for Children’s Services…” Again and again. This Children’s Services. When will it end?

        • “The term was not always used contemptuously; in fact, the Yiddish noun is derived from a merely descriptive adjective meaning “black” (German schwarz ). However, schvartze has been categorized by some as an inside “code word,” a less transparent equivalent of nigger, and so the term has fallen into disrepute.”

      • Yes I use it contemptuously. Decades go by and these little animals do what they do best as in the 60’s and 70’s. Assault and victimize innocent people. When they become a respectable people I will stop using the term. However I have Tremendous faith in them to do what they do BEST.

        • “Little animals?” Plenty of that type come in pale colors and ethnicities. If we’re going to stereotype we can talk about every race, color and creed in a disparaging way. Irish, Jewish, Polish, Asian all have their negative stereotypes even though they are great when they do what they do BEST. Don’t throw stones because one of them may backfire into your glass house.

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