The NYPD has declared five women wanted after they were involved in a series of assaults and robberies across Brooklyn and the Upper East Side.
The group of women are wanted for a two-borough robbery spree in which they beat up two for-hire drivers – stealing an SUV from one – and then pummeled a store clerk who tried to stop them from shoplifting.
The incident took place in Manhattan and Brooklyn on May 21 and 22, but not all of them were present for each crime, police said.
According to police, a 44-year-old man was driving a for-hire 2017 Toyota Rav4, parking it in front of 374 Ralph Ave, while he awaited his next scheduled pickup.
The police said four unknown individuals entered and began punching him. When he attempted to exit the vehicle, the individuals continued to allegedly assault him.
The individuals then fled in his vehicle westbound toward Pacific Street.
The victim’s headphones, various ID documents, and other items were inside the vehicle. The victim was treated on scene for his injuries.
Another victim, a 58-year-old man, parked his 2015 Toyota sedan for-hire vehicle, in front of 401 E 88 St, while he awaited his next scheduled pickup.
That’s when police said two unknown individuals entered and began punching him. The individuals removed his wallet before fleeing.
They fled in the stolen vehicle from the first incident, which was occupied by at least one other unknown individual. The victim sustained minor injuries and refused medical attention.
According to police, five individuals entered an establishment located at 1293 Myrtle Ave, and once inside, one of them allegedly removed edible items from the store without paying.
When a 20-year-old woman employee attempted to stop the individual, a verbal dispute ensued, and all five began punching her, police said.
The individuals allegedly removed the victim’s cellphone, as well as around $150 from behind the store counter.
They fled into the stolen vehicle, which was last seen traveling westbound on Myrtle Avenue. The victim sustained minor injuries and refused medical attention.