NEW YORK (PIX11) — Two armed men robbed a food truck and a motel during a citywide crime spree before being captured in the Bronx early Tuesday morning, police said.
The suspects allegedly committed six gunpoint robberies, starting at around 1 a.m. Tuesday in Queens and ending in Manhattan at around 3 a.m., police said. There were no injuries reported.
In the first incident, the thieves allegedly stole a necklace and wallet on Alstyne Avenue in Queens just before 1 a.m. Five minutes later, the suspects took a wallet and cellphone from the Woodside Motel on Queens Boulevard, police said.
The men made off with cash after robbing a person near 11th Street and Wythe Avenue in Brooklyn and another victim near Broadway and 72nd Street in Queens, police said.
Authorities said the suspects then allegedly targeted a food truck near Washington Square Park at around 2:45 a.m. before stealing a purse near Seaman Avenue shortly after.
Police apprehended the men at around 4:30 a.m. in the Bronx. Their identities and charges were pending, as of Tuesday morning.
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