Police: Suspects wanted in series of electric bike robberies

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FORDHAM MANOR -

Police say they are searching for suspects who have been targeting electric bikes and their drivers in Fordham Manor.

Authorities say the pattern began when two suspects pushed a deliveryman off his electric bike and stole it on Jerome Avenue and East 196th Street on the night of March 12.

They say a similar robbery took place less than a mile away on University Avenue, and again the next night.

Police say a total of nine electric bike robberies have been reported within the confines of the 44th, 52nd and 46th precincts.

 

Authorities released a video of an attack that occurred on April 23 near Grand Concourse and East 174th Street. In it, a motorcycle pulls up alongside a deliveryman on an electric bike. In this case, police say the suspects were armed with a knife.

No injuries have been reported. The suspects are said to be in their early 20s.

Authorities are urging anyone who recognizes the supsects to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

 

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