By Christina Carrega
Police are asking for the public’s assistance with identifying three men accused of robbing seven unsuspecting men throughout Bushwick and Ridgewood at gunpoint.
The string of armed robberies began on Oct. 9 near the corner of Seneca Avenue and Madison Street in Ridgewood where the men approached a 22-year-old man and demanded his wallet and clothes. The victim turned over $1200 worth of property and the perpetrators took over running, police said.
The three struck again on Oct. 30 in front of 280 Woodbine St. in Bushwick where they stole up to $650 worth of valuables from a 20-year-old man, police said. Video surveillance from this incident show the men slowly walking with their hoods up.
A week later on Election Day, the trio went back to Ridgewood and walked up to a 40-year-old man on Decatur Street armed with a gun, police said. They stole the victim’s cellphone and wallet before running away. The following day on Nov. 7, the men stayed in Ridgewood and allegedly robbed a 41-year-old man for his wallet and cellphone. Later that same day, they allegedly committed another armed robbery for a 21-year-old man’s cellphone.
The last two reported robberies were on Nov. 11 in Bushwick where they allegedly stole a wallet and two cell phones from 22- and 23-year-old men.
The unidentified men are described as black and in their 20s. They were last seen wearing all dark clothing.
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.
All calls are strictly confidential.