Police Look For Suspects After Cherry Street, East River Park Robberies
Cops are searching for four suspects in connection with at least three robberies on the Lower East Side this week. This past Wednesday at about 11:45 p.m., investigators say they attacked a 29-year old man near Cherry and Rutgers streets. The victim was punched in the face and a bracelet and $40 were stolen. Then on Thursday, at around midnight, they approached a man and a woman in East River Park. One of the suspects brandished a gun and stole the woman’s purse. Several minutes later, also in East River Park, the suspects swiped a watch from an 18-year old man. The surveillance image you see above is from a security camera at a McDonald’s restaurant. Police say the suspects used a credit card from the female victim. There are two men and two women in the crew; witnesses have said they’re in their late teens or early 20’s. If you know anything about these crimes, call Crimestoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.