Saturday, November 20, 2010
St. John's students target of bus stop robberies
From Eyewitness News:
Police are alerting Queens residents and St. John's University students about a band of bus stop bandits who appear to be getting bolder.
Officers from the 107th Precinct have stepped up their patrols with a new sense of urgency.
Detectives have released surveillance images of the three suspects.
Police say the victims were attacked moments after they stepped off the bus near Union Turnpike in Fresh Meadows.
The suspects approached the victims from behind and, in some cases, punched and kicked them before stealing cell phones, iPods, Blackberries and cash.
The bus stop bandits struck first on October 20 at 9.40 p.m. and again the next day. They then struck two weeks later, and just this week have struck four more times. Police say there were three muggings Wednesday night.