The police announced that two people were arrested in connection to a vicious Central Park mugging that took place earlier this month.
On May 9th, at around 9:30 p.m., police say a 17-year-old girl and a 19-year-old man were sitting at the rear of the Hecksher Playground near South Drive and West Drive when they were approached by a group of about 15 teens: "The female suspect had a verbal dispute with the female victim. The suspect produced a taser type device and punched the victim in the face. As the victim was being attacked the male suspect took her purse and removed her iPhone cell phone from inside. The group then fled the scene on foot with the phone."
The NYPD release surveillance video of the group:
A 14-year-old girl was arrested and charged with robbery, menacing, assault, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of stolen property, while Jeffrey Valdez, 17, was charged with robbery, menacing and criminal possession of a weapon.
The police are also reportedly investigating a fourth mugging in Central Park: WABC 7 says that a 68-year-old man walking in the Ramble was approached by a male who grabbed him and said, "Do you have anything of value? Give me your watch!" The victim was uninjured and the suspect fled with his watch.