BY THE VILLAGE SUN | Another unassuming twentysomething lost her headphones in a grab-and-dash robbery, police said.
Police said a 25-year-old woman was walking past The New School building at 65 W. 11th St., near Sixth Avenue, around 1:30 a.m. on Tues., March 7, when she was approached by three young males she did not know. One of them pushed her and snatched off her headphones.
The trio then sprinted northbound on Sixth Avenue into the Union Square subway station and boarded a northbound train to Herald Square. The victim did not sustain any injuries, cops said.
The suspects all wore black, hooded jackets.
A police spokesperson did not immediately have information on whether the stolen headphones were the pricey and trendy, over-the-ear AirPods Maxes that a moped-riding crew were recently targeting in a wave of more than 20 drive-by robberies. A favorite among social-media influencers, the headphones go for around $500.
Police are asking anyone with information on either incident to 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 crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or on Twitter at @NYPDTips. Tips can result in cash rewards of up to $3,500. All tips are strictly confidential.