WILLIAMSBRIDGE — Bronx muggers shot four victims in robberies but fled empty-handed in each one, police said.
A suspect drew his gun on a 42-year-old man near Light Street and Harper Avenue about 11:15 p.m. on October 15, 2012, according to the NYPD. He demanded the victim's money and shot his right leg, but then fled with nothing.
About seven weeks later, the same suspect with another man as a back-up drew a gun on an 18-year-old boy near Paulding Avenue and East 221 Street about 1 a.m., cops said. The victim bolted and one of the muggers fired on him, hitting his right leg.
Again, the suspects fled with nothing, police said.
Fifteen days later, the hapless duo demanded money from a 28-year-old on Givan Avenue about midnight, but they ended up shooting him in the neck and again fled empty-handed, cops said.
In the latest botched stick-up, the pair tried to rob a 31-year-old man near 3147 New England Thruway on Friday Feb. 8 about 2:30 a.m., police said.
The thugs threw the victim to the ground and shoved a gun in his face, but he still refused to hand over his cash so they shot his left leg and fled, cops said.
All the victims were taken to area hospitals where they were listed in stable condition, police said.
Both suspects are said to be in their early 20s, about 5-feet-11-inches tall, and with medium builds, cops said. The suspect in the first mugging was last spotted with a goatee and hoodie.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477)