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Two Men Wanted in Midtown Robbery Spree

By Ben Fractenberg | September 25, 2013 6:37pm
Midtown Robbery Pattern
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MANHATTAN — A pair of gun-toting muggers went on a two-day spree in Midtown, grabbing cash, cellphones and jewelry, cops said.

The first incident happened on Sept. 2 about 4:15 a.m. at the corner of Park Avenue and East 46th Street when two men pulled a black revolver on two people, then stole their cell phones, jewelry and cash, according to the NYPD.

Neither victim was injured.

On Sept. 3, about 3:25 a.m. a man was sitting on the steps in front of a Starbucks at 462 7th Avenue when the two suspects tried to grab his laptop, police said. They then pulled a black handgun on him, grabbed his bag and fled west on 35th Street, cops said.

The man was not injured. 

The muggers then struck again about a half hour later when they attacked a man setting up his food cart on the corner of 11th Avenue and 43rd Street, police said. The two suspects approached him from behind, put him in a headlock and then punched him in the face, according to the NYPD.

They then pulled out a gun and took his cell phone and wallet, police added.

The robbers got into a white four-door sedan and fled down 43rd Street toward the West Side Highway, the victim told police.

The food cart worker suffered a cut to his mouth but refused medical attention at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit a tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers' website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to "CRIMES" (274637), then entering "TIP577."