Four teenagers robbed a 12-year-old boy of his AirPods at John Jay Park this week, the 19th Precinct shared on Twitter. But police say they were able to track down the suspects using GPS technology, leading to each one of their arrests.
Our parks are for play & relaxation—not crime or disorder.
After a quartet of teens robbed a 12-year-old of his AirPods inside of John Jay Park—our nearby cops responded fast! They used GPS tech to track the stolen earbuds & the four criminals who stole them, arresting them all. pic.twitter.com/WY99mMa9g6
— NYPD 19th Precinct (@NYPD19Pct) February 3, 2022
NYPD sources told the NY Post that three of the suspects were 15 and one was 14. The robbery occurred within the John Jay Park’s basketball courts on Tuesday at about 3:30pm, when the teens demanded money and threatened to hurt the 12-year-old, according to police sources.