NEW YORK - The NYPD is asking for the public’s help identifying three suspects connected to a robbery in the Bronx.
According to police, just before 4 p.m. on November 22, the three suspects approached and surrounded the 13-year-old victim near Seward Avenue and Castle Hill Avenue in the Castle Hill neighborhood. They then punched the victim in his face and struck him in the head, taking his belt and iPhone before running away.
The boy did not call police from the scene but later reported the incident.
Police have released security camera footage of the suspects. They are described as being 18 to 19-year-old and 5'7: to 6' tall.
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, on Twitter @NYPDTips.
Police say all calls are strictly confidential.