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Bike-path bandits rob jogger, 25, at gunpoint north of East River Park

BY THE VILLAGE SUN | A young jogger on the East Side bike path was waylaid by a group of armed muggers at a well-known pinchpoint just north of East River Park, police said.

Cops said that on Sun., June 19, at 11:20 p.m., a 25-year-old man was jogging on the bike path at E. 15th Street and the F.D.R. Drive — by the north end of the Con Ed pier, where the path narrows — when he was approached by around six individuals.

Some of the alleged suspects in the bike-path robbery, according to police. (Courtesy N.Y.P.D.)

One of the group reportedly took out a gun and held it to the victim’s abdomen while demanding his property. The bike-path bandits then began to punch the victim and were able to remove his cell phone and headphones. They fled on foot.

The jogger sustained minor injuries as a result of the attack and did not require medical attention on scene.

The suspects are described as males between the ages of 13 and 25.

Surveillance images of one of the alleged suspects, according to police. (Courtesy N.Y.P.D.)

Police ask that anyone with information call the N.Y.P.D.’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted on the Crime Stoppers Web site at or on Twitter at @NYPDTips. All tips are strictly confidential.

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