Cops seek group of men in series of Jackson Heights robberies

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Police are in search of a group of men who attacked and robbed individuals in Jackson Heights. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

Police are searching for a group of men in connection with a series of robberies in Jackson Heights.

According to the NYPD, there have been three separate incidents regarding a group of men attacking and stealing from other individuals in April.

In the first incident on April 27, police say that a 25-year-old man was in front of 76-19 Roosevelt Ave. at about 11 p.m. when he was approached by six men who punched him in the face and snatched his wallet, which had the victim’s ID and $1,000, according to police. The unidentified men then fled on foot.

The 25-year-old had a bruise on his head and was transported to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition, according to authorities.

The second incident occurred on April 29, when two men approached a 43-year-old man sleeping on a bench in front of 82-20 37th Ave. at about 1 a.m. and started to go through his pockets, according to police. When the victim woke up, the two men punched him in his head and threatened him with a knife, according to authorities.

The two men took the 43-year-old man’s iPhone 11 and $700 before leaving the scene, according to police. The victim had pain to the back of his head but refused medical attention.

In another incident on April 29, a 60-year-old man was in front of 78-14 Roosevelt Ave. when he was approached by three men who punched and kicked him multiple times, according to police. They then took his wallet, which had his ID and $120, before leaving the scene, police say.

The 60-year-old refused medical attention.

Police released surveillance video, showing three men in the vicinity of 79-18 Roosevelt Ave. shortly after the last incident.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the suspects is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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