The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying two women wanted for questioning in connection to robberies that occurred in the East Village and Gramercy in August.
Police said that on Friday, August 16 around 9 p.m., a 24-year-old female victim was walking in front of 138 East 30th Street, when two girls approached her from behind, removing her cellphone from her hand and punching her face causing swelling and bruising on left eye. The victim started screaming and the suspects then fled on foot westbound on East 30th Street. The victim refused medical attention at the scene.
Around 10:15 p.m. on the same night, a 28-year-old woman told police that she was walking near Third Avenue and East 16th Street when two girls approached her from behind and pushed her on the ground and grabbed her cellphone from her hand. The suspects then fled on foot eastbound on East 16th Street towards Second Avenue. The victim refused medical attention at the scene.
Police said that a 23-year-old woman was walking near Avenue B and East 13th Street the same Friday at 10:42 p.m. when two unidentified girls approached her from behind and struck her in the back of the head. The suspects then pushed the victim to the ground and forcibly removed her bag containing her cell phone and credit cards before fleeing on foot. The victim sustained swelling and cuts to the back of her head but refused medical attention at the scene.
It was reported to police around 11:15 p.m. on the same day that a 29-year-old woman was walking through Asser Levy Park near Avenue C and East 23 Street when two girls individuals approached her from behind removing her cellphone and demanding money. The victim complied and individuals returned her cellphone. The girls then fled on foot.
The first suspect is described as a black girl, approximately 15 to 17 years old, 120lbs, medium build and was last seen wearing a white t-shirt with the lettering “Make it Happen” in front of it, black tight shorts, black and white sandals and eyeglasses.
The second suspects is described as a black girl, approximately 15 to 17 years old, 120lbs, medium build and last seen wearing a white tan-top, blue shorts and black sandals.
Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this male 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 CrimeStoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com or on Twitter @ NYPDTips.
All calls are strictly confidential.