Police Seek 4 Young Women In String Of Washington Heights Robberies
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Thursday were asking the public to help them find four young women, in the robberies of four people in just one morning last month in Washington Heights.
In all of the incidents, one of the suspects walked up to a victim and asked for directions, police said. As the victim attempts to give the woman directions, three others surround the victim and take crash, credit cards, jewelry, and cellphones, police said.
No one was injured in any of the incidents, police said.
The incidents all occurred on Monday, May 26, between 8 a.m. and 8:50 a.m.
The robberies took place at 45 Fairview Ave., 605 W. 182nd St., 630 W. 170th St., and Pinehurst Avenue at 179th Street, police said. The victims were a 64-year-old man, a 61-year-old man, a 25-year-old woman, and a 27-year-old man, respectively.
The suspects were described as two black females and two Hispanic females, all about 5 feet 5 inches tall and between the ages of 16 and 20.
Police have released a surveillance photo of the suspects.
Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.
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