Group wanted for violent robbery pattern in Grand Central – NBC New York

What you should know

  • Police are searching for a group allegedly connected to a violent robbery in Grand Central.
  • According to the NYPD, around 1:50 a.m. on November 8, a 28-year-old man was walking towards the entrance of the Vanderbilt Avenue and East 42 Street stations when a group of four men approached him from behind and began to attack him. by hitting and kicking him repeatedly.
  • Around 4:25 a.m. on Nov. 11, a 28-year-old man was standing on the corner of Vanderbilt Avenue and East 42 Street when a group of five men surrounded him and demanded money, police say. In that incident, the group allegedly managed to steal his iPhone 13 from his pockets and punched him in the face before fleeing.

Police are searching for a group allegedly connected to a violent robbery in Grand Central.

According to the NYPD, around 1:50 a.m. on November 8, a 28-year-old man was walking towards the entrance of the Vanderbilt Avenue and East 42 Street stations when a group of four men approached him from behind and began to attack him. by hitting and kicking him repeatedly.

During the attack, the group tried unsuccessfully to steal the man’s backpack before fleeing. The man suffered lacerations to his face and was treated at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue.

At around 4:25 a.m. on November 11, three days after the first incident, a 28-year-old man was standing on the corner of Vanderbilt Avenue and East 42 Street when a group of five men surrounded him and demanded money. says the police. In that incident, the group allegedly managed to steal his iPhone 13 from his pockets and punched him in the face before fleeing. The man ended up with a minor injury to his face but refused medical treatment at the scene.

Police describe those they are looking for as four to five thin build men in their late teens to early 20s, who were last seen wearing hoodies and face masks.

Group wanted in Grand Central Robbery Pattern

Monitoring from the first incident.

Monitoring of the second incident.

Police have public surveillance photos showing the men from both incidents, taken from inside Vanderbilt Avenue and the East 42 Street station (see above).

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or in Spanish at 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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