Police: Group Of Thieves Targeting Pedestrians In Brooklyn
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD is looking for a group of a thieves wanted in connection with at least five robberies in Brooklyn since last November.
Police said the suspects — two men and two women — stop to ask their victims for directions and then steal jewelry, cash and other items before fleeing.
In the first incident, police said the suspects stole a chain necklace from a 16-year-old boy on the corner of Himrod Street and Knickerbocker Avenue on Nov. 30, 2011.
On January 24, one of the suspects apparently stole a 72-year-old man’s necklace at the corner of Varet Street and Graham Avenue.
Police say four days later, two of the suspects robbed a 24-year-old man at gunpoint on Rockaway Parkway. Less than 24 hours later, police said the same two suspects stole electronics from a 57-year-old man on Fulton Street.
The last incident occurred on February 2.
Police said in that case, two of the suspects approached a 21-year-old man, displayed a firearm and made off with the victim’s iPhone.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).