Fort Greene Park Muggers Caught After Taking Selfie With Stolen Phone: NYPD
FORT GREENE — Police caught a pair of suspected teen serial muggers after the duo snapped a selfie using an iPhone they stole from one of their victims, the NYPD said.
Tyquan Solomon, 19, and Terrance Sistrunk, 16, are suspected of approaching a 22-year-old man who was walking near Auburn Place and North Portland Avenue on Feb. 2 at 1 a.m. and pulling out a black BB gun, police said. They demanded his property and stole $205 and an iPhone, according to police.
Later that afternoon the victim discovered photos of the suspects on his iCloud account. In them, the pair is seen posing with a handful of cash, police said.
Police in the 88th Precinct used the photo to identify the suspects, who both live in the Walt Whitman Houses, and later arrested and charged them in connection to a series of robberies in and around Fort Greene Park over the last two months.
They each face five counts of robbery.
If anyone believes that they were the victim of a similar crime in this area they are asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.