Cops Hunting for Armed LES Robbery Suspects

By Tom Liddy on August 6, 2011 6:55pm 

These suspects are wanted for a string of gunpoint robberies on the Lower East Side that began June 29, 2011.
These suspects are wanted for a string of gunpoint robberies on the Lower East Side that began June 29, 2011.
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MANHATTAN — A pair of muggers has been terrorizing the Lower East Side with a string of gunpoint robberies that began in June - including two in one day, police said.

The suspects first struck on June 29, following a 30-year-old man into his building in the neighborhood and taking the victim's keys, money and phone. The exact location of the crime was not disclosed.

Then on July 14, at 2:15 a.m., they allegedly flashed a gun at a 26-year-old man in front of 283 Mott St. and took his MP3 player and keys.

Minutes later, the men set on a 23-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man at Ridge and Rivington Streets, stealing the victim's bag.

Most recently, on Aug. 3, they stole a 64-year-old man's wallet at gunpoint behind 250 Clinton St.

Cops said there were no injuries in the attacks.

The suspects, whose images were captured on grainy surveillance tape, are described as black men, 18-25, with thin to medium builds.  One is 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-10 and the other is 5-foot to 5-foot-6, police said.

Anyone with tips can call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or text 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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