Boy Bandits

Written by Jerry Danzig on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown.


Two boys attempted to steal the handbag of an elderly woman in the subway. At 4:55 a.m. on Tuesday, July 30, a 64-year-old woman was on the subway platform at Avenue of the Americas and West Broadway when two boys, aged 13 and 15, threatened her and attempted to take her handbag by force. The 13-year-old said, “I have a knife, I will kill them all!” while he tried to take the woman’s handbag. The woman told police that the boys did not actually display a knife. Police searched the station and recovered a knife on the southbound roadbed. The two boys were arrested July 30 and charged with attempted robbery.

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