BROOKLYN — Police are asking for the public’s help Saturday in locating two men connected to a pattern of violent robberies that happened in Williamsburg and Greenpoint in September.
On Sunday, Sept. 25, the two men were allegedly involved in four separate violent robberies that left three people injured.
Around 3 a.m. that day, the two men allegedly approached the first victim along with two other men on the northeast corner of Jackson Street and Meeker Avenue in Williamsburg.
They began to talk to the victim and then allegedly grabbed him from behind and shoved him to the ground, police said. One of the men grabbed the victim’s backpack which held a $100 Pentax camera, an iPhone 6, his ID and passport and three books.
Then, one of the men allegedly grabbed the victim’s skateboard and hit him in the back with it. The men then ran east on Jackson Street.
The victim suffered back pain but refused medical attention.
Then at 4:15 a.m., a victim was walking near Jewel Street and Meserole Avenue when the men approached him.
One of the men allegedly struck the victim in the face with an unknown object, police said. They took the victim’s iPhone, wallet, $300 and a MetroCard before running from the scene.
The victim was taken to a local hospital and got eight stitches on his chin over a cut he got from being hit in the face.
Around 15 minutes later at 4:30 a.m., the men approached another victim from behind as he walked south on Diamond Street near Meserole Avenue.
One man allegedly punched the victim in the face and knocked him to the ground, police said. The men then dug through the victim’s pockets and took his Samsung Galaxy 7 and his wallet containing $80, bank cards and his ID. They then ran from the scene.
The victim refused medical attention, police said.
Fifteen minutes later, another victim was walking near Leonard Street and Engert Avenue when the men reportedly approached him and asked what time it was.
Police said one of the men then allegedly displayed a knife and demanded the victim hand over his property. He gave the men his iPhone 6 and American Express card and they fled without injuring him.
The men can be seen in surveillance photos obtained by police and released to the public. The photos were taken after the second incident occurred.
If you have any information related to these incidents, submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.AlertMe