A Long Island gang has been recruiting children as young as 9 years old, according to officials.
The members of “6 Wild” allegedly held a gun to their victims’ heads and demanded cash and drugs before severely beating the victims, prosecutors said. In some cases, the victims were strangled, according to authorities.
A sixth grader from Stamford has been arrested in connection with a late-night beating and robbery of a 39-year-old man earlier this month.
After nearly 40 attacks, the pattern is pretty clear. The victim is alone with their phone in broad daylight. The victim is almost always a woman — all except for one case — and the phone is always an Apple.
Police believe the man’s attackers are responsible for a half dozen muggings over the past few weeks on the streets and parks of Inwood and Washington Heights. Bats have been used to steal cash and valuables like iPhones.
A 14 year-old boy who was found with a loaded gun after a stop-and-frisk in the Bronx in 2010 had his weapons possession conviction overturned in appeals court Thursday and Mayor Bloomberg is furious.
Officials say 19 suspects face charges ranging from conspiracy to attempted murder after authorities dismantled a central Harlem gang.
Police have plastered train stations along the 4 line with a sketch of the suspect based on the victims’ descriptions.
The Bronx District Attorney’s office said it was reviewing the ruling. A lawyer for Edgar Morales said he felt vindicated.
Investigators said two teens and a 30-year-old man were taken to a vacant house in Morris Heights earlier this month, tied up, sodomized and tortured.
The NYPD is hoping for some divine intervention.