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Three Suspects Wanted For Coney Island Theft & Assault Spree Targeting Elderly Victims

(Photo via NYPD)

Police are searching for three men suspected of five separate incidents of shoving, punching, kicking, and robbing a total of $636 in cash from elderly people in Coney Island throughout December — some in broad daylight.

Most recently, the suspects shoved an 82-year-old woman’s back near Mermaid Avenue and West 35th Street, before stealing her purse which held $350 in cash at 11:30am on December 29, say cops. Then, an hour later, they reportedly kicked a 62-year-old woman to the ground on West 33rd Street, but didn’t rob her at all.

West 35th Street & Mermaid Avenue. (Screenshot via Google Maps)

Two days earlier, the suspects tried to hit a 78-year-old man inside an apartment building on West 30th Street, before stealing his $160 in cash, metrocard, and bank card on December 27 around 3:30pm, say cops.

Earlier in the month the suspects approached a 68-year-old victim outside an apartment building on West 33rd Street and knocked him out with a punch, before nabbing $120 in cash from his wallet on December 19 at 8:30pm, say cops.

The suspects began their spree on the morning of November 30, when they slipped a purse off the shoulder of a 61-year-old woman on West 33 Street, running off with her cellphone and $6 at 9:30am, according to police reports.

Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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  1. Smh these bad a$$ kids out here where is their mamas?! Raise ur kids stop letting these CI streets do it before u will end up visiting at rikers or identifying them in the morgue.

  2. I’m afraid your warning to their mamas is a bit too late. Also, the article called them “men.” The third one pictured looks to be about 13. Oh, well guys, have your fun while you can. You wont’ get away with it forever. Then you’ll go to prison and be “married.” Enjoy!

  3. One of the main problems, Angie, is the fact that many of these baby mamas are single mamas. There are no male or female dominant figures in their lives that could teach them respect.
    These kids grow up to become ignorant and self-absorbed. The show respect or compassion to no one.


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