7 migrants arrested in New York City robbery pattern, officials say

Article author: 
Jesse Zanger, Dave Carlin
Article publisher: 
CBS News
Article date: 
Monday, February 5, 2024
Article category: 
Article Body: 


NEW YORK -- Seven migrants were arrested, including several Monday morning in an NYPD raid in the Bronx targeting a crew behind a citywide robbery pattern, the NYPD said. 

Police believe they are part of group responsible for a citywide pattern of cellphone robberies. Some of the stolen goods were recovered in the raid, police said. 

Police said it all starts with criminals on scooters who steal people's cellphones, and then hack into them to get access to banking apps. 

Surveillance video shows one incident in which a suspect on a scooter grabs a victim's bag, dragging them to the sidewalk. 

The investigation led to a raid and several arrests Monday at an apartment in the Allerton section of . . .