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Trio of teenagers robs man at knifepoint in Central Park: NYPD


An actual-estate dealer was robbed at knifepoint by three teenagers in Central Park early Sunday — and recounted his terrifying ordeal to The Post, including he feels as if “crime is manner up’’ within the metropolis.

Zach Gutierrez, 35, stated he was on his manner house round 12:45 a.m.  when he heard individuals operating behind him.

“I used to be strolling house from [the Upper East Side] admittingly late however was such an attractive night time and I often stroll by park,’’ the person wrote in an e-mail, reaching out after he noticed The Post article concerning the crime.

“I heard three individuals operating behind me so I rotated in order that they wouldn’t run into me,” he stated. “One of them took my arm as if he was my pal and needed to inform me one thing. His buddies pulled out a big white knife after which he took out the same one.”

Gutierrez stated he “panicked a bit” and gave them all the pieces he had — his pockets and cellphone — and that they “instantly sprinted off.

“I understand strolling by (the) park at night time may very well be harmful, however it by no means has been for me within the years I’ve accomplished it,” Gutierrez wrote.

A 35-year-old man was robbed at knifepoint by three youngsters in Central Park on Sunday.
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“I can say crime is manner up in my expertise, and chatting with many police final night time I do know, they really feel helpless with bail reform,” he added.  “I’m certain theoretically it’s noble, however the outcomes are overwhelmingly apparent to anyone residing within the metropolis proper now.’’

He stated he discovered a police officer a couple of minutes after he was mugged and advised the cop what occurred. Police stated he filed a report, and law-enforcement sources confirmed his identify.

“We canvassed for a bit and went again to 86th Street [stationhouse],” Gutierrez stated of him and the officer.

The robbers acquired between $20 and $30 and his bank cards, which he instantly canceled, he stated.

“When I acquired house, I noticed they tried to purchase one thing at a smoke store,” he stated. 

Additional reporting by Joe Marino

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