A pair of e-bike thieves have been terrorizing delivery workers in the Bronx over the last two months and stealing their souped-up cycles, according to the NYPD.
Cops say the two crooks have robbed at least eight people while on their routes throughout March and April in Morris Heights, University Heights and Bedford Park.
At least 18 similar e-bike thefts have also been reported since last September, according to the NYPD, who warned delivery men last month to stay vigilant.
Police released surveillance footage Tuesday of one of the bandits’ recent heists, which took place April 23 at about 8:15 p.m. near Grand Concourse and East 174th Street.
In the brief clip, the 32-year-old deliveryman struggles with the thieves as they try to ride off on his two-wheeler.
One of the crooks kicks the worker, who tumbles to the ground near two parked cars. That same crook then gets off the stolen bike, pulls a knife and grabs the deliveryman by the shirt, threatening him with the blade, the video shows.
The duo’s string of delivery guy robberies started on March 12 at 10:30 p.m. when they pushed a 23-year-old off their bike and made off with the electric cycle near Jerome Avenue and East 196th Street, according to police.
Cops say the pair pulled similar moves at least four more times that month — on March 13 at 8:45 p.m. near 2210 University Avenue, on March 14 just after 8:15 p.m. near 246 East 199th Street, March 23 just before 11 p.m. near 2280 Loring Place, on March 27 at about 11:35 p.m. near 3042 Bainbridge Avenue
The following month, they also struck on April 7 at 12:30 a.m. by the intersection of Creston Avenue and East Kingsbridge Road, and on April 24 at 1:30 a.m. near West 184th Street and Jerome Avenue, police said.
The men are also wanted in connection to a knife-point robbery of a 16-year-old while he was riding his e-bike at around 4:15 p.m. on April 23 Mount Eden Parkway and Eastburn Avenue, police said.
The e-bike crooks are believed to be in their late teens or early twenties.
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