Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Shirtless thieves beat teen for food stamps

Shirtless thieves beat teen for food stamps

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By Dan Gesslein

BRONX, NEW YORK, AUGUST 27- Cops are looking for a group of men who pistol whipped a teen for his EBT card in Allerton.

At around 12:20 a.m. on August 10, a 14-year-old boy was stopped by a group of four males in front of 2572 

Bronxwood Avenue. According to police, the lead attacker asked
"what you got on you?", as his accomplices rummaged through the victim's backpack. The crooks pulled out the victim's food stamps card and demanded to know the PIN number. When the victim hesitated, the crook struck the teen in the face with a black handgun.

According to cops, the teen suffered a bruise to his right eye but refused medical attention. 

Police released surveillance video of the group inside a nearby store. The ringleader is described as a 17-year-old black male. He is 5 foot 7, weighs 140 pounds, he is light skin and sports a crew cut. He was last seen wearing maroon shorts, black sneakers and a black tank top.

Anyone with information is urged to call CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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