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NYPD officers use sign language to help hearing impaired robbery victims

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Officers from the 25th Precinct used sign language to help the robbery victims.

Officers from the 25th Precinct used sign language to help the robbery victims. (Photo: NYPD)

EAST HARLEM (PIX11) — Five NYPD officers helped 2 hearing impaired victims who had been robbed in East Harlem 2 weeks ago.

Capt. Thomas C. Harnisch told PIX11 that the victims were in distress after being robbed at the No. 6 train 116th Street station.

Using pictures on the victims’ cellphones, the officers — who have been on the force for a year — pieced together what had happened.

One of the officers remembered that another officer knew American Sign Language and called her to the scene.

The officers then canvassed the area, and found the suspect, who was arrested.