Bronx Robbery Crew Used Snapchat To Lure Victims: Cops

By Sasha Gonzales
sgonzales@bronxjusticenews.com

Police are searching for a tech-savvy trio who used Snapchat to lure unsuspecting victims to locations in the Bronx, where they robbed them at knifepoint, officials said.

A female member of the crew communicated with their marks via the popular social media site. Each of the victims agreed to meet the woman in the Crotona Park area, where she greeted them—then asked them to wait while she visited a nearby store, according to the NYPD.

That’s when the two male members of the crew stole their possessions at knifepoint, officials said.

The three robberies happened July 11 and July 19, according to police.

The victims were a 15-year-old boy, who was robbed of his iPhone 8 Plus, sneakers, and $70 in cash; a 22-year-old man, who saw his bank debit card and Galaxy S7 smartphone stolen; and a 23-year-old man, who also lost his debit card and a Samsung Galaxy S9.

None of the victims was injured, officials said.

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Sasha Gonzales is a Staff Writer for Bronx Justice News covering breaking news and crime. A Bronx native, Sasha is an avid photographer, museum-goer, and reader. She lives in Kingsbridge.