Teens sought in string of e-bike robberies in Manhattan

October 07, 2018 - 5:23 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The NYPD is looking for five teens in connection to a string of e-bike robberies in Manhattan.

During eight incidents throughout northern Manhattan, the five individuals assaulted and forcibly removed deliverymen’s electronic bicycles.

The group first struck on Sept. 14 at around 11 p.m. at the corner of Morningside Avenue and West 123rd Street. The suspects approached a 53-year-old deliveryman, punched him in the head and removed his bike.

The most recent incident happened on Sept. 30 at 11:15 p.m. in front of 201 West 93rd Street. The teens punched a 54-year-old victim in the face and stole his bike before fleeing down West 93rd Street.

Surveillance video was obtained from a Whole Foods Market on Third Avenue following the fourth incident.

Police released footage, photos and descriptions of the suspects.

NYPD

Individual 1: black male, 15-18 years old, light complexion, thin build, approximately 5'6" with a short black Afro. He was last seen wearing black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and black sneakers.

Individual 2: Hispanic female, 15-17 years old, heavy build, light complexion, approximately 5'2" with long light brown hair. She was last seen wearing black and green hooded sweat jacket, black pants and black sneakers.

Individual 3: black male, 17-19 years old, medium complexion, 5'8", thin build, beard and a short black Afro. He was last seen wearing black pants, a red sweatshirt with an eye on the front and black sneakers.

Individual 4: black male, 17-19 years old, medium complexion, thin build, 5'7" to 5'9" tall. He was last seen wearing a blue hooded sweat shirt, blue jeans, blue sneakers and a green du-rag.

Individual 5: black male, 17-19 years old, dark complexion, 5'8", thin build, beard and a short black Afro. He was last seen wearing a grey sweat shirt, gray sweatpants and black sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.