Cops seek bandits who ambushed men on SoHo streets

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Released security footage of men wanted for questioning in regards to the muggings. (DCPI)

Police are looking for a group of muggers that separately tried holding up two young men on the streets of SoHo earlier this month.

Law enforcement sources said the first incident happened when the group ganged up on a 23-year-old man walking southbound near the intersection of Varick and Houston Streets in SoHo around 8:15 p.m. on Oct. 20.

According to authorities, the crooks grabbed the man’s jacket and then delivered a slew of body blows before making off with his bag, which contained culinary utensils.

The incident was reported to the 5th Precinct. The victim wasn’t seriously injured, according to police.

About 20 minutes after the first incident, law enforcement sources said, the group confronted a 25-year-old man wearing AirPods at the corner of Wooster and Spring Streets.

Authorities said the victim resisted the perpetrators’ attempts to grab the wireless headphones and his wallet. They then split up empty-handed and fled in separate directions.

On Oct. 29, the NYPD released video footage of the perpetrators shortly after the first robbery.

Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA), visit the Crime Stoppers website or send a direct message on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.