Police were investigating a series of violent robberies that took place near the Columbia University Campus in Morningside Heights.
The suspects are wanted for 28 robberies in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx since February, including seven this month alone, police said.
Police believe two robbery suspects they have been hunting for months are responsible for 17 additional crimes dating back to February.
The suspects have been described as a pair of Hispanic males, each about 6-foot and weighing between 180 and 200 pounds. One suspect has a tattoo on his left forearm.
In each case, two or three suspects steal cell phones, backpacks and cash from victims, police said.
Police said they are wanted for at least three robberies in May. In each case, the suspects walk up to a victim, punch the victim in the face and then take off with their property, police said.
Police this weekend were asking for the public’s help in finding a trio of suspects wanted in connection with a string of robberies and home invasions in far northern Manhattan.
Police on Monday were asking for help from the public in finding four teenage boys who robbed two teens in Brooklyn subway stations within 20 minutes earlier this month.
In each case, police said the suspects walk into a hotel, pull out a gun and demand money.
Police on Tuesday were looking for a man who robbed two Queens businesses and pistol-whipped their employees.
Police on Monday were asking for help from the public in finding two men who robbed four businesses in Brooklyn and Queens.
Police Saturday were asking for the public’s help in finding a robber who held up multiple two convenience stores, a deli and a Dunkin’ Donuts around Manhattan in recent weeks.
Police on Monday said a man used the tactics of a bank robber to hold up not only an actual bank, but also stores and restaurants, from Midtown to the Financial District during one day last week.
Police Tuesday were asking for the public’s help in finding three suspects wanted in connection with 12 different thefts in Queens.
Police said there have been three attacks, one in December and two in January. All three incidents happened at the station at Grand Concourse and East 175 Street on the D line, police said.