Manhattan Subway Muggers Caught

By Tom Liddy on May 7, 2011 12:47pm | Updated on May 7, 2011 1:32pm

A pair of suspected subway muggers was arrested for a string of attacks on the No. 1 train.
A pair of suspected subway muggers was arrested for a string of attacks on the No. 1 train.
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By Tom Liddy

DNAinfo News Editor

MANHATTAN - A pair of muggers preyed on straphangers, violently snatching their cellphones and cash during a spree on the No. 1 train that spanned two months, according to a published report.

The suspects, Ronald Pinnock, 20, and Anthony Rivera, 22, allegedly struck for the first time on April 17, grabbing a teen's BlackBerry and then ordering the victim to get off the train at the next station, the New York Post said.

They then hit again on April 25, accosting a 20-year-old Brooklyn man aboard a train at 23rd Street, threatening to beat him if he didn't give up his phone, according to the report.

The most recent alleged attack came on May 2, when they allegedly ripped off cash from a 14-year-old boy near 18th Street.

Both were charged with robbery.

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