March 12, 2020 By Allie Griffin
Police are looking for a group of five teenagers who violently robbed another teen and a man in Sunnyside and Woodside on Saturday.
The teens first ganged up on a 16-year-old boy near 41-06 50th St. at around 1:23 a.m. in Sunnyside, police said. They punched, kicked and knocked the boy down to the pavement. The victim dropped a bag of food while being attacked and the teens grabbed it and ran southbound on 50th Street, according to police.
Soon after, at about 1:50 a.m., the five teens approached a 51-year-old man in the vicinity of 71st Street and 41st Avenue in Woodside. They punched, kicked and knocked the man down to the pavement as well — but this time grabbed his cell phone and fled southbound on 71st Street, police said.
The 51-year-old was brought to NYC Health and Hospitals/Elmhurst in stable condition.
Four of the teens are described as black males and one is described as a Hispanic male, according to police. All five are believed to be between 16 to 20 years old.
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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.