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Police Seek Gunpoint Robbers Who Stole Teens' Phones in The Bronx

By Julie Shapiro | October 11, 2012 7:47pm

THE BRONX — Police are looking for two suspects in a series of gunpoint cell phone robberies in The Bronx.

The duo struck first about 3:50 p.m. Sept. 24 in front of 839 Westchester Ave., where they held up a 14-year-old boy and snatched his phone, police said.

Then on Oct. 4, they are accused of grabbing an iPhone from a 15-year-old boy outside 160 Westchester Ave. about 3:40 p.m. and demanding an iPhone from another 15-year-old boy at Westchester Avenue and 160th Street about three hours later, police said.

The suspects displayed a gun during all the holdups, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.