Police are hoping the public can help them identify and locate four suspects in three robberies that occurred this month in Midtown Manhattan.
The NYPD says the first incident happened at 1:29 a.m. last Wednesday, February 12th. A 43-year-old man was walking inside the Port Authority subway station in the passageway from the A/C/E trains to the 7 line when he was approached by eight males. The man was then "punched, thrown to the ground and kicked," police say, before his wallet—which had his ID, debit card, MetroCard and $70—was taken.
Then on Sunday, February 16th, at 4:25 a.m., a 41-year-old man walking in front of 360 West 43rd Street was approached from behind by three males. According to the NYPD, he was choked and thrown to the ground by one suspect and then punched and kicked by all three before his iPhone was taken.
Three suspects wanted for all three robberies (DCPI)
Five minutes later, police say that a 32-year-old man walking down the stairs to the northbound A/C/E platform inside the Port Authority subway station was approached by the same three suspects. He was punched, kicked and then robbed of his cellphone.
The police identified one suspect as Keanu Kemp, 18, and released his photograph. The NYPD also released images for three other suspects in the robberies.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers' website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.