NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – A man on a moped was carjacked at gunpoint by three thieves who stopped traffic on a Bronx street to carry out the brazen robbery, police said Monday as they released images of the suspects and their vehicles.
The 28-year-old moped rider was driving on Westchester Avenue, near Hoe Avenue, in the Foxhurst section around 3:45 p.m. on May 1 when two vehicles—a black SUV and red sedan—blocked traffic in front of him.
Three people jumped out of the vehicles, with one of them brandishing a gun and forcing the man off of his moped, police said.
The trio then beat up the victim, punching him repeatedly on the street, according to police.
One of the thieves drove off on the moped, while the two others fled northbound on Westchester Avenue in the black SUV and red sedan.
The victim suffered minor injuries and did not require medical attention, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.