Muggers Break Man's Jaw and Eye Socket in Front of School

By Tom Liddy on March 11, 2012 7:00pm 

MANHATTAN — A trio of muggers broke a young man's jaw and eye socket during a brutal broad daylight mugging in front of a Harlem school last week, police said.

The suspects allegedly set on the 23-year-old victim in front of P.S. 149 Sojourner Truth, on West 117th Street, near Lenox Avenue, just after noon on March 8.

Police said that they assaulted the victim and then snatched his wallet and iPhone.

The victim was taken to Harlem Hospital where he was treated for a broken jaw and eye socket, police said.

The Department of Education did not immediately return a call for comment. P.S. 149 serves grades K-8.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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