Fifth Avenue


Belgian tourist robbed during bike tour

March 25, 2019 - 10:45 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — A 49-year-old tourist from Belgium has a story to tell when she returns home.

She was on a cycling tour on 128th Street and 5th Avenue in Harlem Sunday when a gang of 13-year-old boys targeted her, police say.

She was thrown to the ground and her purse was pulled from her, but she held on to the bike.

The guide and a friend came to her aid and grabbed one teen for the police.

Police used surveillance footage to arrest two more.

One teen escaped.

They face robbery charges.

Police have not recovered the woman’s purse.

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