The victim, 13, was hit by a driver on Columbus Avenue earlier this week, prompting outcry from parents.
The burglar has struck five times at three luxury retail stores on the Upper West Side, police said.
The 20th Precinct is planning to bring a large paper shredder to the neighborhood next month.
The 16-year-olds were tracked by officers into the Lincoln Center subway station, police said.
The 20th Precinct has seen a sharp increase in break-ins in recent weeks, police said.
The 20th Precinct said its educational sign campaign is working in preventing accidents.
The 20th Precinct's top officer blamed recent crashes on pedestrians stepping into intersections.
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