THE BRONX — A pair of men who were selling iPhones out of a Mini Cooper were mugged by a group of men in Castle Hill, police said.
The victims, a 21-year-old and 22-year-old man, were waiting at their car at the intersection of Olmstead and Lacombe avenues at about 3 p.m. Monday when a three men approached them, according to the NYPD.
The suspects ripped the 22-year-old from the car’s passenger seat and assaulted him, police said.
They then rummaged through his pockets and found a bag containing six iPhones. The crew then drove off in the car, which was later recovered about a block away in front of 2125 Randall Ave., the NYPD said.
A police spokeswoman said the victims were not suspected of trying to sell the phones illegally and that the suspects may have arranged the sale to ambush them.
The first suspect was described as heavy set, standing 6-foot-1, with two braids in his hair. He also has a scar on the right side of his face.
The second was described as having a Caesar-style haircut, standing about 5-foot-9 and weighing 150 pounds.
The third suspect was described as standing 5-foot-11, weighing 170 pounds and wearing a pony tail, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit tips on the Crime stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.