NYPD: 13-year-old girls ran violent robbery ring in Manhattan

Adam Warner
May 19, 2019 - 5:19 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Two 13-year-old girls who were arrested in Harlem this weekend are accused of running a group of 10 to 20 violent robbers that have targeted victims across upper Manhattan, the NYPD says.

Police tell 1010 WINS the two tweens ran their operation out of the Grant Houses in Morningside Heights.

The alleged ringleaders and their adolescent crew have wreaked havoc in the area, attacking victims on streets and in Morningside Park, according to police.

The girls were arrested in front of 1514 Amsterdam Ave. around 11 p.m. Saturday, the NYPD said. They remained in custody on Sunday.

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One man told ABC 7 that the junior gang bangers pummeled his husband.

"Bob has a traumatic brain injury as a result of an assault by what we believe was a group of young people," he said.

Some of the girls were back at it Saturday night, beating a 40-year-old woman with a wooden stick, according to police.

Officers with the 30th Precinct are interviewing witnesses and victims to determine how many crimes they’re responsible for.

Investigators are looking into “several incidents” spanning at least two precincts, but police couldn’t immediately give a specific number of incidents or offer any more details.

It’s unclear how many charges the two girls are facing.

Police said they are seeking other suspects in a string of assaults and robberies and that the investigation spans multiple precincts.

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