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Police search for suspects in grand larceny, robbery pattern with 15 victims

Posted at 2:45 PM, Dec 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-07 17:18:15-05

THE BRONX — Police are investigating a robbery pattern with 15 incidents over the course of just over a month, a spokesperson said Saturday.

The incidents took place between Nov. 2 and Friday, Dec. 6, all in the southwest Bronx, police said.

In each incident, the suspects allegedly stole an iPhone from their victim; a debit card was also allegedly stolen from one of the victims.

The suspects removed the phone from victims's back pockets, or grabbed them from their hands.

Police said three of the 15 incidents were robberies that involved force: one woman was punched in the face, and two other victims were pushed from behind.

The suspects are between the ages of 15 and 18, according to police, and their victims ranged in age: between 13 and 51.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).