Two Swedish visitors were among at least three straphangers robbed on Christmas morning in the city, according to police.
The victimized foreigners, a 30-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man, were standing on the southbound R train platform at 25th Street in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, at 9:30 a.m., when a male thief approached them, “simulated a pistol,” and demanded their belongings, according to the NYPD.
According to police, the thief made off with the victims’ cell phones, wallets, cash, and a pocketbook.
NYPD stated that the suspect wore orange sneakers, a gray coat, blue trousers, a black face mask, and carried an Adidas backpack.
The burglary occurred hours after a previous robbery on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, according to the NYPD.
According to cops, two 16-year-old boys stole an iPhone from a guy in Queens and then made a transaction on the man’s Amazon account.
The victim was reportedly waiting for a southbound train at West 72nd Street and Broadway at 1:33 a.m. when his phone was stolen by two juveniles.
A guy was allegedly robbed at the West 72nd Street station in Manhattan by two teenagers.
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During the following battle, authorities say one of the adolescents struck the man with a closed hand.
Authorities said the youths escaped and used their victim’s phone to make an illicit Amazon transaction before being apprehended in Columbus Circle. It was unknown what the lads purchased.
The juveniles, who were not recognized due to their age, were arrested and charged with robbery, according to officials.
Reporting supplemented by David Meyer