Teens cuffed in string of 14 robberies

Police are searching for 10 suspects wanted in connection to 14 robberies in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
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Police cuffed three teenage boys on Jan. 6 for their alleged involvement in 14 robberies across Brooklyn and Manhattan, with at least three incidents in Brooklyn. 

The three 15-year-old boys were identified from surveillance images taken during a Dec. 22 robbery in Downtown Brooklyn’s Borough Hall Station, where four delinquents tackled a 53-year-old employee of a newspaper stand on the 2 line before snagging an unknown amount of cash and candy.

The day prior, two men attacked and threw candy at another newspaper stand employee at the same station. 

The attack follows a similar incident a week earlier on Dec. 16 at the Atlantic Avenue station in Fort Greene — also on the 2 line — when four boys attacked a 49-year-old newspaper stand employee and threatened the man with a knife before assaulting him, and swiping cash and candy.

In addition to the three teens, police are searching for another 10 suspects wanted in connection with the 14 robberies. 

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of these individuals 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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @ NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.