NEW YORK -- Police are looking for four suspects wanted in connection with three robberies that happened in Central Park and a fourth robbery that happened a few blocks away on 89th Street.
One of the suspects was identified as 20-year-old Blake Carrington.
The first robbery happened at 1:09 a.m. Dec. 7, when a 29-year-old man and 27-year-old woman were walking past 201 East 89th Street when they were approached by four to five male suspects simulating a firearm. Police say the suspects stole the victim's cell phone and purse before fleeing. They then reportedly used the victim's credit card at a nearby White Castle.
A second incident happened at 11:15 p.m. later that night when a 33-year-old man was walking along a pedestrian path inside of Central Park, in the area of West 95 Street and West Drive, when he was approached by four to five suspects with a firearm.
Police say the suspects stole the victim's book bag which contained a cell phone, money and credit cards. The suspects then fled the scene.
Just a short time later at 11:35 p.m. a 45-year-old woman and 26-year-old woman were walking along the running path inside of Central Park, in the area of West 91 Street and West Drive, when they were approached by four men, two of who showed firearms. The suspects stole the victims' purses before fleeing the location.
The most recent incident happened on Dec. 10 a 19-year-old man told police he was walking in Central Park when he was attacked and robbed near E 73 Street and East Drive. The man said he was punched and lost his iPhone in the mugging, according to the NYPD.
There were no reported injuries in any of the incidents.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is 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 at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.