YONKERS, N.Y. -- Yonkers police are on alert after four robberies were committed Tuesday, July 29, within the same precinct.
According to officials, two of the robberies appear to be connected, both involving a suspect on a bicycle who displayed a handgun. Police say physical force was used by the suspects during the other two incidents.
At 4:12 p.m. in Leslie Sutherland Park, two victims were approached by a man in his 20s. They were knocked to the ground before the suspect took their cell phones, money and jewelry before fleeing the scene. The victims treated and released.
At 8:21 p.m. in the area of 125 Oak St., an adult male was approached by a man on bicycle. The victim said the suspect pointed a handgun at him. The victim then grabbed the suspect and pushed him away before fleeing.
At 10:53 p.m, in front of Enrico Fermi School, another victim was approached by a man on a bicycle who displayed a handgun and demanded the victim's belongings. The victim gave over a cell phone and money and fled. There were no injuries.
At 11:26 p.m., another victim was walking home in the area of 1 Leighton Ave. when a red, four-door vehicle pulled up beside him. Two male suspects exited the vehicle, punched the victim, stole a suitcase containing his belongings and fled.
According to police spokesman Detective Lt. Patrick McCormack, no suspects have been apprehended at this time.
Anyone with information on any of these incidents is asked to contact the Detective Division at 914-377-7724, all calls will remain confidential. Anonymous tips can also be sent to the YPD by texting the keyword ypd plus the tip to 847411.