Cops seek two in connection with Coney Island robbery

Wanted: Police are searching for three teenagers who they say robbed two men.

Police are searching for the pistol-packing teens who robbed two men in Coney Island on June 24, according to authorities.

The three teenage thieves approached the 36- and 41-year-old victims on W. 17th Street asking for cash at 6:36 p.m., when, after the men refused to fork over their cash, one of the teens attempted to reach into one of their pockets, cops said.

As the victim resisted, one of the kids pulled up his shirt to display a pistol tucked into his waistband, persuading the older men to hand over $20, according to authorities.

The teenagers, believed to be between 15 and 17 years old, took the cash and fled south along W. 17th Street, police said.


One teen was last seen wearing a black and white hooded jacket, black pants and black sneakers. The other two teens were last seen wearing black hoodies and black sneakers; one was wearing black pants, while the other was wearing red pants.

Anyone who provides police with information leading to an arrest can expect up to a $2,500 reward through the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers program. The public can phone their tips to (800) 577-8477, log into the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, tweet @NYPDTips, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Chandler Kidd at ckidd@schenpsmedia.com or by calling (718) 260–2525. Follow her at twitter.com/ChanAnnKidd.

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