NYPD: Group Of Teens Mug Man In Central Park

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The New York City Police Department wants your help identifying one of several teens being sought for a brazen daylight mugging in Central Park.

The NYPD says a 39-year-old man was enjoying a stroll along the bridal path near the reservoir at East 95th Street and East Drive last Thursday. He was approached by four African-American men, believed to be in their teens.

The group set on the man, hitting him with a metal water bottle. He was knocked to the ground, and the pack started to kick him. Then they rifled his pockets for cash.

The group took off into the park.

The suspect who hurled the man to the ground is described as a black man, 17, approximately 6’1″, medium build with short hair and a light mustache.

The others in the group are believed to be 14-17.

If you think you know the suspects, police would like you to contact Crime Stoppers. All calls are kept confidential.

To contact Crime Stoppers, you can:

  • Call 1-800-577-TIPS (8477)
  • Check out their website www.nypdcrimestoppers.com
  • Text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
Comments

One Comment

  1. DCLaw-1 says:

    Nothing left in Manhattan but the affected and self acclaimed “intellectuals,” criminals, and crazies. Got to love the hipsters that think they somehow smarter and better than everyone they look down their noses at, but who pay $7000 a month to live in a broom closet, overlooking homeless people defecating on the street, and waiting in lines of forty-five minutes or more to buy a bottled water.

  2. Bell Toller says:

    They should be hung with a noose.

  3. Frank Rizzo says:

    no, no it couldn’t be…. is this him?!?!?!?

  4. NYCWOLF says:

    BRING BACK BRONSON. It’s time for these thugs (regardless of color) to realize they need to get jobs and respect other people. If they want to pounce on hardworking new yorkers then they need the kind of punishment that Bronson dealt out in the 70’s. The NYPD for the most part try their best but let’s face it, with budget cuts there just are not enough police walking the beat anymore.

  5. andy says:

    This is typical black behavior among the ages 13 to 28. These porch monkeys need a serious beat down.

  6. HARLEM GOING HAM says:

    YOU’RE SO RIGHT ABOUT THAT. SO KIDS WERE PLAYING CARDS ON A PARKED CAR AND APPROXIMATELY 8 POLICDE OFFICERS RUSHED THAM LIKE THEY COMMITTING A SERIUS CRIME. NOTHING WAS FOUND BUT HOW NYC WASTES TAXPAYERS MONIES.

    1. JOE says:

      HAY YOU FORGOT GIVING TICKETS TO MUSICIANS. MUGGING PEOPLE IS FINE , MUSICIANS ARE DOWN RIGHT BAD BAD PEOPLE

  7. MIKE says:

    WHERE DID U GET THIS FROM????

    THIS IS INSAEN…WHITE COMMIT WAY MORE CRIMES THAN BLACKS, HISPANICS….ETC.

    1. DCLaw-1 says:

      How so. The crime statisitcs do not support this statement.

    2. Jacinda says:

      The Keating Five.
      Corrupt Officers
      Crooked Politicians
      Jeffrey Dahmer
      Koon, Powell
      Kozlowski
      Madeoff
      Edward Liddy
      Haas
      …how much more time do I have?

      1. Chuckle says:

        @Jacinda

        You had me at ‘Koon’.

        1. Jacinda says:

          No thanks…I don’t date non humans.

  8. Dr. John says:

    And it’s gonna get worse – just wait.

  9. richard Allen says:

    come on CUOMO…..LET THE NON VIOLENT PEOPLE OUT OF JAIL

    Simple possession petty theft….Open up thousands of cell for these thugs

    and no worries from the ACLU either

  10. Native_NYC says:

    It’s a bridle, as in horse’s bridle, not a matrimonial bridal path! The scary thing is that it’s a daylight mugging, and apparently violence was the incentive, not money.

    This is more age-related than racial. The idiot insistence that a 17 or 18 year old is a tiny “child,” developmentally unable to determine or choose right behavior over wrong, protects these cowardly criminals. They’re tried as “juveniles,” though a 6 foot tall man is no toddler!

    The late David Wilkerson pointed this out half a century ago in _The Cross and the Switchblade_. Gangs use underage members as young as 9 or 10, knowing they’ll be sentimentally spared punishment. Individual criminals pull the same stunt.

    1. FransSusan says:

      This is definitely a racial issue. You don’t see a group of white teens doing things such as this!

  11. alwaysblack says:

    I say line them up and shoot them in the head. That is the only way to contol crime.

  12. DCLaw-1 says:

    Wilding is back! You know what they say, wait long enough, and everything comes back into fashion. So happy to be gone from that theme park masquerading as a city.

  13. Mario Cuomo says:

    Typical

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