THE BRONX — E-bike use is increasing at the heart of inner-city commerce and delivery, which is why a recent string of robberies has the NYPD concerned.
The thieves have been sneaking up on electronic bikers, usually delivery men, and knocking them off their rides, sometimes while brandishing a weapon.
It has happened nine times in the last few weeks across the Bronx. The victims were not injured in any of the incidents.
The youngest victim was 16.
The robbers are believed to be in their late teens to early twenties. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.
Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting http://www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).AlertMe