NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - The hunt is on for five teens who have stolen electric bicycles from food deliverymen in New York City. The robbery victims were also assaulted, an in at least two cases, robbed of their money.
The NYPD said the incidents occurred between 7 p.m. and midnight, on Sept. 14 to Sept. 30 in northern Manhattan.
The suspects punched or kicked their victims in the face or body before taking off with the E-bike.
The man assaulted in front of 70 East 115th Street was also robbed of $40. The victim in the Sept. 28 incident at the corner of Third Ave. and East 88th St. was robbed of his wallet. Surveillance camera video of the assault was released by police.
None of the victims was seriously injured.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. The NYPD says all calls/texts are strictly confidential.