CROWN HEIGHTS — Two men are suspected in two separate robberies that took place last week on the border of Crown Heights and Bed-Stuy.
First, on Wednesday, December 11 at around 5:20 p.m., a 21-year-old young man was walking on Atlantic Avenue between Troy and Schenectady Avenues when two men approached him. According to the cops, the two men ordered the young man to follow them to Family Dollar on Pacific Street. Once they were there, they ordered him to withdraw money. The suspects then fled with $200. Cops say the man was not physically injured.
Then, at around 5:40 p.m., the two suspects approached a 15-year-old teenage boy on Atlantic Avenue and New York Avenue. Cops say they demanded his cellphone. The teenager gave it to them, and they fled with an iPhone XR. The teen was not physically injured.
A video of the suspects during the first incident is available above. The NYPD did not provide a description of the suspects.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident 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 at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.