NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The police are trying to identify a group of wanted persons in connection with several robberies that took place in September.
The incidents occurred within an hour on September 11.
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The first occurred around 5:15 p.m. on a Manhattan-bound L train near Moffat Street and Wilson Avenue.
According to police, the group approached a 16-year-old boy and demanded money, but the boy refused.
Then one of the individuals allegedly punched him in the face and stole his iPhone, Apple Air Pods, glasses, $ 25, and a wallet containing credit cards.
Police say that around 5:53 p.m. inside the Union Square subway station, a person approached a 31-year-old woman coming down the station stairs and they argued.
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The individual then allegedly struck the woman, causing her nose to bleed and a swollen eye. Nothing was stolen.
About two minutes later, police say a group of people approached a 41-year-old man on East 14th Street between Second Avenue and Third Avenue. The group allegedly started an argument with the man that led to a physical fight.
According to the police, the man was punched several times in the face and the group tried to rob him, but they did not get away with it.
Photos and videos of the first incident have been released.
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Anyone with information about this incident should call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to NYPDTips Twitter account or posted online at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.