By Maria Rocha-Buschel
Police have arrested three teenagers in the care of the Administration for Children’s Services Kips Bay Children’s Center in connection with two robberies in the neighborhood this week.
One robbery took place on East 24th Street between Second and Third Avenues on Friday, March 15 around 12:45 a.m. The victim told police that he was walking east on East 24th Street between Second and Third Avenues when three teens approached him from behind and mugged him.
The victim said that they came up from behind him and demanded his bag. He said that he gave the kids his bag and told them he didn’t want trouble before walking away. The victim said that as he was walking away, the three suspects grabbed him and went through his pockets and took his property. The teens were positively identified after officers searched the area.
Police said that one of the teens involved in the robbery was also responsible for a robbery that took place in Kips Bay a few hours earlier the same day.