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Cops nab three teens wanted for robbery

Police: Victim was mugged at knifepoint

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Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 11:57 am, Thu May 22, 2014.

A week after cops arrested an alleged knife-wielding perpetrator in South Richmond Hill, officers from the 106th Precinct nabbed a trio of teenagers for an alleged robbery at knifepoint in Ozone Park.

According to police, at 5 p.m. on May 7, a 19-year old man was standing in front of John Adams High School, when he was approached by the three teens. One of the suspects allegedly walked up to the victim, punched him in the face and demanded that he give up his cell phone. According to an NYPD spokesperson, when the victim refused, the perpetrator allegedly pulled a knife from his belt and again demanded the victim’s cell phone, wallet and neck chain. The other two suspects, who had been acting as lookouts, allegedly surrounded the victim. The NYPD said the victim produced his cell phone and wallet and one of the suspects snatched the chain from around his neck.

Officers responded to the 911 call and as a result of their investigation and canvass of the surrounding area, all three of the alleged perpetrators were apprehended and arrested and the victim’s property was recovered.

The NYPD spokesperson said the alleged perpetrators, whose names police did not release, were all charged with robbery, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of stolen property.

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