At least three straphangers were robbed on Christmas morning, including two Swedish visitors, according to police.
The NYPD reports that at around 9:30 a.m., a guy “simulated a pistol” and demanded the possessions of a foreign woman and man who were standing on the northbound R train platform at 25th Street in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
The thief allegedly took a purse, two cellphones, two wallets, and cash from the two victims.
NYPD said the suspect was last seen carrying an Adidas backpack, wearing orange sneakers, a grey coat, blue trousers, and a black face mask.
The NYPD claimed the incident occurred on Manhattan’s Upper West Side many hours after a previous robbery.
Two teenagers, aged 16 and 17, are accused of stealing an iPhone from a guy in Queens before using his Amazon account to make a transaction.
The victim was waiting for a southbound train at the intersection of West 72nd Street and Broadway at 1:33 a.m. when the youngsters allegedly stole his phone, according to the police.
Authorities claim that during the ensuing battle, one of the adolescents hit the man in the face with a closed hand.
The kids allegedly fled the scene after making an illicit Amazon purchase from the victim’s phone, and were later apprehended by police at Columbus Circle. The boys’ purchases were mysterious.
According to authorities, two juveniles (who were not named due to their age) were apprehended and charged with robbery.