Police are still looking for four individuals they believe were involved in a series of robberies in Central Park and on the Upper East Side this week, and say they have identified one of the suspects.
According to the NYPD, 20-year-old Blake Carrington, along with three or four accomplices, were involved in four separate mugging incidents in Manhattan this week. In one incident, which occurred at 1 a.m. on Monday, a 29-year-old male and a 27-year-old female were allegedly mugged at gunpoint by four to five men near 201 East 89th Street; the suspects grabbed a cell phone and a purse, fled the scene, and used a victim's credit card at a nearby White Castle.
Another three incidents occurred in Central Park. In one, which occurred by the Central Park Reservoir at about 11:35 p.m. on Monday, four teenaged men allegedly robbed two women at gunpoint. A few minutes earlier, suspects fitting a that description allegedly mugged a Queens man at gunpoint near West 96th Street and West Drive. Similar suspects are also accused of punching a 19-year-old in the face near the Loeb Boathouse and making off with his cell phone at about 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.
It was reported yesterday that four suspects were in custody, but no arrests have been made. The NYPD has provided surveillance video of the suspects:
Central Park Robbery Suspectsby Gothamist
Anyone with information in regards to these incidents are asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.