Gunmen Rob Bronx Teen Caught on Camera
By Dan Gesslein
At around 4:15 pm on April 10, a 13-year-old boy was approached by two males, dressed as students.
One of the suspects asked what time it was. When the teen took out his iPhone to check the time, one of the suspects pulled out a gun. He told the teen to place his phone and earpods in his backpack or he would shoot.
The victim placed the items in the bag and the gunmen ran off towards Pelham Bay Park.
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However, the crooks were unable to make a clean getaway. Cops released surveillance video from a nearby house which captured the pair before they robbed the teen.
The first suspect is believed to be a teenager and is described as a black male who is 5 foot 9. He was last seen wearing a navy blue hooded sweatshirt, black sweatpants with a white stripe on the side and was carrying a Champion backpack.
The second suspect is also believed to be a teenager. He is 5 foot 10. He was last seen wearing a gray jacket, light gray sweatpants, black sneakers and was carrying a dark colored backpack.
Country Club has long been considered one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the borough. Although the area boast million dollar homes, crime has historically never been a problem.
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