Public Safety has sent out another Security Alert after two students were robbed on Friday night in Riverside Park. The pair “were sitting in Riverside Park between W. 115 St. and W. 116 St., when a group of males approached them and asked them where they could buy weed. One of the suspects then displayed a black semi-automatic pistol.”
The suspects fled after taking the students’ property. They were described to Public Safety as four males in their early 20s, two black and two Hispanic. The NYPD was unable to find the suspects after a search of the area. Full alert after the jump.
UPDATE (11:45 PM): One of the victims got in touch with Bwog to say that the suspects were apprehended today. The assailants had robbed several other groups of people in the park in the past week before being caught by police. A round of applause for the NYPD, then.
On September 25, 2009, at approximately 9:00 p.m., two students were the victim of an armed robbery. The students reported that they were sitting in Riverside Park between W. 115 St. and W. 116 St., when a group of males approached them and asked them where they could buy weed. One of the suspects then displayed a black semi-automatic pistol. One victim was punched in the face, as the group removed their property. The suspects fled on foot. At about 10:50 p.m. the students came into the Public Safety office and reported the crime. NYPD was notified, and a search of the area was conducted.
The victims provided the following description to the police:
#1- male/Hispanic/20-25/medium build/black long sleeve shirt/dark baseball cap worn backwards.
#2-male/Black/light complexion/20-24/5’10”-5’11″/thin build/grey hooded sweatshirt/black and white baseball cap.
#4-male/ Black/6’/black hooded sweatshirt/dark clothing/displayed semi automatic pistol.
If you have any information about this crime or these suspects, please contact the 26 Pct. Detective Squad at 212-678-1318. If you are the victim of a crime, please report the incident as soon as possible to Columbia Public Safety at 212-854-5555, or dial 911.