Police: 2 suspects connected to scooter robbery pattern
Police are searching for two suspects connected to a series of scooter robberies.
According to authorities, the first incident occurred on Aug. 11 at the intersection of North 10th Street and Driggs Avenue. While a man on a two-wheeled scooter was stopped at a red light, police say the two suspects demanded that he give them the scooter while one of them displayed a knife. After the victim complied, they mounted his scooter and fled.
On Aug. 14, police say the pair approached a delivery driver on a scooter in the parking lot of 1215 Sutter Ave. As the driver tried to dismount the scooter, one suspect punched him in the back of the head while the other attempted to take the scooter. They failed to get the scooter, and the victim managed to flee to safety.
On Sept. 6, the suspects approached a 17-year-old delivery driver who on a scooter in front of 213 Green St., according to police. One suspect displayed a knife while the other pushed him off the scooter. The two then mounted the scooter and fled northbound on McGuinness Boulevard.
The suspects are described as 17 to 25-year-old males with dark complexions. They were last seen entering the Queensbridge NYCHA Development located at 40-01 Vernon Blvd. Police ask anyone with information to contact 1-800-577-TIPS.