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.