Alleged Central Park Muggers Beat Jogger Carrying an iPad
By Tom Liddy
DNAinfo News Editor
MANHATTAN - A pair of muggers pummeled a jogger in Central Park Wednesday and stole his iPad, police said.
The attack was one of two robberies near the park.
At 6:15 a.m., police said a pair of bandits set on a 46-year-old victim as he ran in the park with his iPad.
They allegedly began to punch him and when he fell to the ground, they picked up the tablet computer and fled.
The condition of the victim was not clear.
At around 4:30 p.m. a person's cell phone was stolen during a robbery at 70th Street and Central Park West, sources said.
There were no injuries, and the details of the second attack were not immediately known.
Police released photos they believe to be the suspects, one of whom is described as 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9, in his 20s, wearing a brown shirt, khaki pants and black sneakers. He has a goatee.
The second suspect is described as the same height, 25-30, wearing a grey shirt and blue jeans. He also has a goatee.
There was no immediate indication that the two robberies were related.
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