TREMONT – The NYPD is looking for two men suspected of robbing at least six people, all in Tremont, during a crime spree that began in late March.
The Tremont robbers have stolen cell phones, wallets, cash and even a jacket during their crime spree.
The victims range in age, gender, and ethnicity. In most cases, one of the robbers points a gun at the victim while the other takes the goods. Sometimes one of the thieves works alone.
Only one of the six victims, a 28-year-old woman, has been injured.
Security camera footage shows two men, believed to be the suspects, running near Hughes Avenue and East 180 Street after stealing a 17-year-old girl’s cell phone on April 29.
One of the suspects wore an all black Adidas track suit and had short hair. The other wore a large grey hoodie and dark jeans.
The fist robbery took place at 2:20 p.m. on March 30 near LaFontaine Avenue and East 178 Street. A lone gunman pointed his firearm at a 30-year-old man, took $100, and ran away.
The next day at 4 p.m. near East Tremont and Mapes Avenues the robbers walked up to a 28-year-old woman, punched her in the face, and stole her iPhone.
They struck again on April 23 around Arthur Avenue and East 179 Street at 4:15 p.m. This time one of the pointed a gun at the victim’s head while the other one stole his wallet and cell phone.
On April 26 at 3 p.m. they shoved a gun at a 12-year-old girl’s face and took her jacket near East 180 Street.
Their latest robbery was on May 1 at 11 a.m. near Arthur and East Tremont Avenues. One of the suspects put an unknown object in the victim’s back and demanded cash. Once he had the money, the thief ran away along East Tremont Avenue.
The NYPD is asking anyone with information on any of the robberies to call 1-800-577-TIPS. All calls are strictly confidential.