Pier 40 muggers steal teen’s backpack

An image from surveillance video released by police of an alleged mugging at Pier 40. (Courtesy N.Y.P.D.)

BY GABE HERMAN | A young man was mugged on Tues., Aug. 13, near 353 West St., at Pier 40 on the West Side, according to police.

Around 10:20 p.m., an 18-year-old man was walking at the W. Houston St. pier, when a group of men surrounded him and demanded his property. The victim tried to flee, but he was assaulted, and the group took his backpack containing personal property.

The perpetrators fled in an unknown direction. The victim had minor injuries from the incident.

Police released surveillance video of the muggers going through the backpack. They are wanted for robbery.

Anyone with information should call the Police Department’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Web site at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @ NYPDTips. All tips are strictly confidential.

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