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NYPD needs help tracking down motor-scooter riding muggers

This duo is anything but dynamic — but they are dangerous.

The NYPD is looking to curb two motor scooter-riding robbers who struck 15 times between June 17 and July 16 in the Bronx and Upper Manhattan.

The bandits’ MO is that they “display a firearm, simulate a firearm or verbally threaten that they have one,” while demanding whatever valuables their victims have on them, police said.

They then grab the victims’ property before speeding off on their motorized scooter, cops said.

“They are taking mostly cell phones and wallets,” an NYPD spokeswoman said on Saturday, after police released a photo of the duo on the scooter.

The robbers have targeted the confines of the 44th and 48th Precincts in the Bronx and the 33rd and 34th Precincts in Washington Heights and Inwood, the NYPD said.

The spree includes the following:

  • June 17, at 9:50 p.m., in front of 1354 Merriam Ave., the Bronx.
  • June 30, at about 6:30 p.m., near East 174 Street and Grand Concourse, the Bronx.
  • July 1, at approximately 10:45 p.m. ,in front of 811 Crotona Park North, the Bronx.
  • July 2, at 10 p.m., in front of 1425 Teller Avenue.
  • July 3, at about 6:30 a.m., near Amsterdam Avenue and West 178 Street, Washington Heights.
  • July 3, at 10:45 a.m., opposite of 17 Fort George Hill, Washington Heights.
  • July 3, at 1:30 p.m., in front of 2002 Vyse Ave. in the Bronx.
  • July 3, at about 1:45 p.m., near the Cross Bronx Expressway and Daly Avenue in the Bronx.
  • July 4, at about 3 p.m., at West 170th Street and Merriam Avenue in the Bronx.
  • July 4, at 7:10 p.m., opposite 1230 Teller Ave., the Bronx.
  • July 4, at about 8 p.m., near Hillside Avenue and Fort George Hill in Washington Heights.
  • July 5, at 4:45 p.m., around West 165 Street and Edgecombe Avenue, Washington Heights.
  • July 5, at about 8:20 p.m., in front of 834 Concourse Village East, the Bronx.
  • July 6, at about 12:20 a.m., near Fairview Avenue and Fort George Hill, Washington Heights.
  • July 6, at about 12:25 a.m., at West 187 Street and Amsterdam Avenue, Washington Heights.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). 

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