Jamaica Thieves Target Women In Three Separate Robberies

A surveillance image of the suspects. Photo courtesy of the NYPD.

A surveillance image of the suspects. Photo courtesy of the NYPD.

By Jonathan Sperling

A trio of thieves who cops say pilfered the purses of three different women in Jamaica last month have so far evaded arrest, the NYPD said.

Cops from the 103rd and 107th Precinct say the spree began on Jan. 17, as a 43-year-old woman walked near the corner of Highland Avenue and Home Lawn Street. Two of the unidentified suspects approached her from behind and snatched the victim’s purse from her hand, before fleeing east on Highland Avenue.

The perps struck again on Jan. 22, this time in front of 92-12 175th St. Similar to the first incident, the suspects approached a 45-year old woman and took her purse, before fleeing north down 175th Street.

In their most recent theft, the three suspects ripped a 60-year-old woman’s purse out of her hands with so much force that they caused her to fall to the ground in front of 88-11 172nd St. The victim was not injured, according to police.

The suspects’ images were captured on surveillance video on Hillside Avenue, before the third incident. All three suspects are described as being black men, approximately 16-17 years old, 5 feet, 7 inches to 5 feet, 10 inches tall.