Gunmen rob three victims in Prospect Park: NYPD

Gunmen rob three victims in Prospect Park: NYPD
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Two bandits robbed three people at gunpoint in Prospect Park on July 7, according to police.

The victims were in Brooklyn’s Backyard near the park entrance at Third Street and Prospect Park West, when the gunmen approached at 1:30 a.m., cops said.

One of the robbers brandished a black firearm and ordered the victims to empty their pockets, according to police.

The late-night visitors to the park — which technically closes at 1 a.m. — coughed up their wallets and cell phones, and the thieves made their getaway, cops said.

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 Aidan Graham at agraham@schnepsmedia.com or by calling (718) 260–4577. Follow him at twitter.com/aidangraham95.
Robbed: Two thieves robbed three people at gunpoint near the Third Street entrance in Prospect Park at 1 a.m. on Sunday.
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