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The Bobster 01-13-2020 09:55 AM

Teen forced to give $100 via payment app in Union Square mugging by Black mugger
 
https://nypost.com/2020/01/13/teen-f...quare-mugging/

Teen forced to give $100 via payment app in Union Square mugging
By Daniel Cassady
January 13, 2020 | 10:19am

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The suspects in the mugging
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A 17-year old was robbed of $100 by two muggers in Manhattan who forced him to transfer the funds via an app on his cell phone, cops said.

The 21st century style mugging happened just before 3 p.m. Sunday on the mezzanine of the 4 train at the Union Square subway station, police said.

The teen was first approached by one of the crooks, who offered to sell him some candy, cops said.

After the youth handed over $2 for the candy, the crook demanded more money and threatened to “F him up” if he didn’t hand over the rest of his cash, according to police.

“Do what you have to do,” the victim told the suspect, according to cops.

That’s when the bandit called over an accomplice, who threatened to stab the teenager if he didn’t hand over his phone, cops said.

The second mugger took the boy’s cell phone, transferred $100 to himself using a payment app, then returned the phone. The pair fled into the subway station, police said.

The victim wasn’t injured during the incident, cops said.

Police are investigating whether the mugger can be identified through the app.


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