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Trio sought for robbing two men on Upper West Side in just 15 minutes

The three suspects wanted for two robberies on the Upper West Side on June 1, 2020. (Photos courtesy of NYPD)

Detectives are looking for three bike-riding crooks who robbed two men on the Upper West Side in a 15-minute span earlier this month.

Police released on June 17 video footage of the suspects sought for the robbery spree, which began at 1:45 a.m. on June 1 in the vicinity of Broadway and West 86th Street.

According to law enforcement sources, the three crooks walked up to a 57-year-old man as he waited at a nearby bus stop and demanded his property. They then forcibly removed his cellphone, worth about $700, and took off on foot northbound on West End Avenue.

Fifteen minutes later, authorities said, the thieves ambushed a 34-year-old man as he walked in the area of West 87th Street and Riverside Park.

Cops said the crooks displayed box cutters at the victim and demanded his property. They proceeded to take his wallet, cash and cellphone — worth a combined $1,100 — and fled in an unknown direction.

Police reported that neither robbery victim was injured.

 The NYPD described the suspects as young men believed to be in their late teens to early 20s. They’re shown on camera riding Citi Bikes.

Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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