Feb. 28, 2020 By Allie Griffin
A 15-year-old boy was robbed at knife point in Flushing last month by a trio of thieves who took his cellphone before hopping aboard an MTA bus as their getaway vehicle.
The teenage boy was near 142nd Street and 59th Avenue when he was approached from behind by three young males on Jan. 26 at 8:35 p.m.
The three brandished knives and demanded his property, police said.
The teen handed over his cellphone and the group ran southbound on 142nd Street and were last seen aboard a southbound Q44 bus as it traveled on Main Street, according to police.
The police released the following descriptions of the three suspects.
The first is a male, last seen wearing a gray hooded sweater and a blue coat with a fur-lined hood.
The second is a male with eyeglasses, last seen wearing a black hooded sweater and a black vest, police said.
The third is also a male, but no clothing description was provided.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).