A group of teenage robbers is targetting food delivery workers in Manhattan, often punching them and then stealing their electric bikes, police said.
The robbers have struck eight times since mid-September, the NYPD said. They target their victims in the evening The robberies occurred between 123rd and 88th streets on both the east and west sides.
The assailants typically punch the victims in the head or face, then steal the e-bikes.
The robbers — four men and one woman — are described as being between 15 and 19 years old.
Police released these surveillance photos of the e-bike bandits.
Photo credit: NYPD
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).