Man displays handgun during pair of Bronx robberies 30 minutes apart

BRONX, New York City (WABC) -- Police have released surveillance video of suspects behind a pair of terrifying armed robberies in the Bronx that took place about a half an hour apart.

The first incident happened around 4 a.m. Sunday in the vicinity of 187th Street and Prospect Avenue in the Belmont section.

Authorities say the unidentified males approached a 27-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman and displayed a handgun before forcing them onto the ground.

The female victim said she had just gotten home from a party with a friend and had parked her car around the corner.

As they walked to her apartment, she said the suspect first approached and asked the location of the bus. And the next thing she knew, there was a gun in her face.

"He just came out of nowhere," said the victim, who didn't want to be identified. "'Give me everything you have, give me everything you have, or I'm going to kill you.'"

The suspects rifled through the victims' pockets, stealing an iPhone and a necklace before fleeing in a gray vehicle driven by a third person.

"I just hope they catch them, because it's not fair, and they shouldn't be doing that to us," the victim said.

Then, just after 4:30 a.m., police say the same suspects approached three male victims on Selwyn Avenue and displayed the firearm.

They stole two cell phones and a wallet with $180 before fleeing in the same vehicle.

The first suspect is described as a black male with short hair and a beard who was wearing a shirt with "BULLS" on the front.

The second suspect is described as a black male who was wearing camouflage shorts and a vest.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the males is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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