NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police say a group of teens is behind a string of violent newsstand robberies in Manhattan.

According to authorities, the seventh and latest robbery took place on Wednesday around 6 p.m. near the corner of 38th Street and 6th Avenue.

Surveillance video shows two of the boys standing behind the newsstand while another two walk in front and linger on the other side.

When the newsstand’s operator goes to the front to put more items into the cooler, the video shows two teens distract him while the others run in and rob the counter.

Group of teens wanted in connection to string of newsstand robberies in Midtown. (credit: NYPD)

At the end of the incident, one of the suspects also steals more items from the front of the stand before casually walking away.

“I tell them why are they doing this, but no answer,” newsstand owner Mohammed Haque said.

It happened fast, and Haque tells CBS2 he was outnumbered.

“They are four people, five people, how can I fight them?” he said.

Police have connected this group to all of the robberies across Midtown starting on Jan. 15.

In one instance a 39-year-old woman on West 57th Street near 10th Avenue was punched in the face. In other incident, a newsstand employee who tried to stop the teens was punched as well.

All of the victims were treated for minor injuries at local hospitals.

The group has gotten away a cell phone, candy, food, and more than $600 in cash.

Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting them to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

Comments (48)
  1. Shocked the comment section is still up….. red pills administered… effectively…. yeah Colin’s take on this should be fun to watch…diversity is our strength… believe it or else….

  2. Bill Dale says:

    Muhumed was safer in bahgdad. Bwahahahha.

  3. Stu Kazzo says:

    Damn Dindus again.

  4. “TEENS.” We all know what THAT means. Lords of the Flies.

  5. Look what color they are. Time to bring back slavery.

  6. Chris Appel says:

    When the Liberal media uses “teens” we know the suspects description.

  7. Robert Quinn says:

    Ahh……the T-words again.

  8. John Crane says:

    “Youths”….likely from “the community”.

  9. Well… they really can’t help themselves,it’s in their DNA.

  10. Alan Whitenton says:

    How do you stop them? You shoot them.

    1. Paolo Roberto says:

      This is Obamic terrorism, brought to you by liberalism and DemocRAT corruption.

  11. Gordon Wagner says:

    “Teens”? What became of journalism in this country?

  12. Carl Mayo says:

    stay out of new york. you would have to be pretty stupid to live in a city where self-defense is illegal.

  13. When cities are run by Democrats.

  14. Vincent Ardizzone says:

    Lol. Group of “teens”. As if they are normal.

  15. Rebecca Graf says:

    Colin Flaherty’s take on this should be interesting. Should be on YouTube soon.

  16. “Teen”s the media code word for N!GGER CRIMINALS.

  17. Fred Friedman says:

    Negroes are human excrement absolute garbage. They debase everything they touch especially politics and religion.

  18. tngilmer says:

    Good young Democrats redistributing the wealth.

  19. Lester Pennington says:

    Get a gun and shoot them. They’ll stop.

  20. Mark Stowell says:

    It’s unlikely that we can find these thugs and deliver justice.
    But we CAN find CBS, and deliver the justice they deserve for never mentioning the race of the perps in the article.
    How about we walk into the offices of WLNY and perform a citizen’s arrest on Aundrea Cline-Thomas, for aiding and abetting these crimes by her cowardly PC story?
    But I will give you long odds that, given her name, she is already part of the problem.
    However, in case she turns out to be a Jewish woman of Native American descent, I am prepared to apologize.

    1. Well someone at CBS blew it, they had surveillance video in the article. Now we all know the race of the perps.

  21. Hiram Smith says:

    but they were not wearing red MAGA caps – so it’s ok

  22. Bill Smith says:

    “Teens” HeHeHeHe…!

  23. Feral Negroes plain and simple. They will breed another generation of feral negoes… males bred to wreak havoc, women as breeders…

  24. stpaulchuck says:

    the minute they said “teens” in the headline you just knew it was People of Preferred Pigmentation (PoPP’s)

  25. Never turn your back on niqqnoggs.

  26. Umberto Cellini says:

    >”Group Of Teens”

    Wakandan yoots.

  27. 55 years since the end of Segregation. The experiment has been a dismal failure. If we do not bring back Segregation we will go from Rhodesia to Zimbabwe. We are about even with South Africa now. Watch what happens in SA in the next 2 years. It is Americas future unless we stop the Browning of America.

  28. Joe Scott says:

    Maybe New York should consider fourth trimester abortions as well.

  29. Must be a horde of angry preppies driving down from Greenwich, CT in their BMWs.

    1. Funny, they don’t LOOK Jewish…

      1. Jim Southerland says:

        I was shocked to see negros on the video. I had assumed that it was the dubble debits, a violent street gang of jewish accountants. That’s their turf fown there. Some time Irish nuns act out like this, but negros, No, say it ain’t true.

  30. curls1 says:

    Looks like another Mayor Bill Da Bonehead failure. Going after minor crime stops major crime.

  31. These are “isolated incidents.” Yeah, right.

  32. John Oakman says:

    Of course they are.

  33. Bobby Cullari says:

    Typical “enigmas”….

  34. Dan Young says:

    Its getting as violent and dangerous in the streets as it is on campuses of “Higher Learning”. Sad to see these kinds of things taking hold in our society.

  35. Josh Michael says:

    We should have picked our own cotton! No nigs!

    1. Hank Smith Jr. says:

      As difficult a job as cotton picking is, I have often wondered that myself.

  36. Hank Smith Jr. says:

    The direct result of Affirmative Action.

  37. Hard times ahead for white people who won’t bow at the alter of forced diversity and inclusion. Those who won’t accept their status as second class and defer to minorities, will be libeled, doxxed, threatened and attacked. Plan accordingly.

  38. Mike Dennis says:

    CBSNewYork, did they smirk????

  39. Sandy Pretoriat says:

    The thugs are not ‘teens’, they are stinking negroes from hell!

    1. Anna Sarghini says:

      That may be true but did they smirk? DID THEY?

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