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Two cuffed in connection with violent moped robbery in Bushwick

Five goons violently robbed a teen of his moped last Thursday on Knickerbocker Avenue.
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Police cuffed a man Saturday for his alleged part in the violent gang robbery of a teen on Knickerbocker Avenue.

A 17-year-old suffered a cut to his head after five men violently robbed him of his moped while he was standing on the corner of Jefferson Avenue on March 28 just before 5:45 p.m., according to authorities.

The captured suspect allegedly struck the victim in the head with a metal pipe, police said.

He was caught on surveillance cameras wielding the weapon and a knife after the incident, according to photos released by authorities.

The goon squad fled the scene and paramedics rushed the teen to Wyckoff Hospital in stable condition, police said.

One of the brutes, whom cops have yet to identify, was caught on camera wielding a wooden stick.

The Boys in Blue caught up with one of the suspects — whose identity couldn’t be disclosed because he is 16 years old — who allegedly stole the victim’s moped, some 10 minutes after the attack, on Halsey Street between Knickerbocker and Irving avenues.

Three of the attackers are still on the lam and police are looking for the public’s help in identifying them.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

Reach reporter Kevin Duggan at (718) 260–2511 or by e-mail at kduggan@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @kduggan16.
Updated 5:41 pm, April 1, 2019
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