VIDEO: 5 sought in string of bike robberies from delivery men in Upper Manhattan

Kimberly Dole
May 08, 2020 - 7:46 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Police are searching for a group of men wanted in connection to a string of robberies of delivery workers' bikes in Upper Manhattan.

Officials said the suspects have taken over $5,000 worth of bicycles from delivery workers since the first incident was reported on March 15. 

The last two incidents occurred on May 3, within an hour of each other.

According to police, at approximately 7:55 p.m., a 28-year-old man was delivering food inside 353 Fort Washington Avenue when the suspects approached the victim at knifepoint and demanded property.

The victim complied and the men took his $250 cash and fled with his E-Bike. The victim followed the men to West 179th Street, where they abandoned the bike.

The victim recovered the bike and was not injured as a result of this incident.

At approximately 8:55 p.m., a 36-year-old man was confronted by the suspects as he was delivering food in front of 11 Fort George Hill.

They flashed a knife and took the victim's $1400 bike. The victim sustained a minor cut to the hand and refused medical attention.

Police describe the individuals as male Hispanics, late teens to early 20s in age, all last seen wearing dark clothing. 

Anyone with information is urged to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).