NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Police are searching for a pair of suspects wanted in connection to two robberies that happened in Manhattan and Harlem in July.
In the first incident, a 17-year-old delivery man was on his bicycle at the corner of 171st Street and Fort Washington Avenue when he was followed by a group of men, also on bicycles. One of the men produced a firearm and demanded the victim’s bike and the food. The victim complied and the men took the bike in an unknown direction.
In the second incident, a 48-year-old man was riding an electric bike in front of 153 East 110th Street when he was approached from behind by the two suspects on a bicycle. The suspects punched the victim in the head and face, causing him to fall to the ground. One of the suspects then brandished a firearm and demanded the suspect’s electric bicycle, before both suspects took the bike and escaped towards 1st Avenue.
There were no serious injuries reported in either incident.
Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the suspects is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.
Police say all calls are kept strictly confidential.