Cops seek bank of motel robbers


The New York Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a group involved in a series of robberies at various hotels and motels throughout the Bronx.  (See photograph above.)

One of the incidents within the 50th Precinct occurred on July 24 around 10:30 p.m. inside the Van Cortlandt Motel at 6393 Broadway.

In each case, a man chats up a woman on Facebook, agreeing to meet up at a hotel. Once inside, the woman tells the man  to take a shower. Once he comes out of the bathroom, two others with guns show up and tie him up.

The perps usually steal his phone and cash.

All three are said to have a medium complexion and black hair.

The woman is described as approximately 25 years old, 5-foot-2, 200 pounds, with a heavy build and tattoos on both arms. She wears eyeglasses.

Another woman is said to be around 40, 4-foot-11, 140 pounds with a heavy build.

The man is approximately 25 years old, 5-foot-10, and 170 pounds.

Anyone with information should call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at (800) 577-8477.


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