Duo Robs Four in Broad Daylight Near Morningside Park, Police Say

By Ben Fractenberg on August 24, 2011 7:30pm 

HARLEM — Police are looking for two men wanted for a string of broad daylight robberies near Morningside Park.

The suspects — one who threatened and robbed the victims while the other acted as a lookout — struck four separate times around the park beginning Aug. 12, according to police.

In the last incident, on Aug. 21, one suspect, wielding a knife, stole money and a cell phone from a 23-year-old man at Morningside Drive and 116th Street about 2 p.m., police said.

The duo also allegedly stole three other cellphones and an iPod during the spree. In one other case, they simulated a knife, police said.

The first suspect is described as a man between 16-25 years old, 5-feet-7 to 6-feet-1 and between 160 and 190 pounds.

The second is described as 18-21 years old, between 5-feet-7 and 5-feet-11 and between 160 and 170 pounds.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477), submit tips to Crime Stoppers' website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by text tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.

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